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Abraham To Lead Initiative To Build New Companies From Research Ideas

Brian M. Abraham has been named to lead Spartan Innovations, L3C, a subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation focused on launching sustainable start-up companies from Michigan State University’s research innovations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

The crowd packs the second floor ballroom at the MSU Union for Michigan State University's second annual Innovaton Celebration. Photo: Matt Roush, WWJ

Innovation Celebration, New Initiative Boost MSU Spinout Efforts

Michigan State University’s technology transfer efforts got a boost Wednesday from a well-attended “Innovation Celebration” of university research displays, and the announcement of a third office to support turning research innovation into job-creating businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2012

Urban Farms Could Provide Detroiters With Most Fruit, Veggie Needs

Transforming vacant urban lots into farms and community gardens could provide Detroit residents with a majority of their fruits and vegetables. As city officials ponder proposals for urban farms, a Michigan State University study indicates […]


MSU Study Finds YouTube Comments More Pursuasive Than Video

Michigan State University researchers, studying public service announcements placed on YouTube about marijuana use, have found that the comments accompanying the PSAs are more influential among viewers than the videos themselves.


MSU Gets $1.2 Million Grant To Study High Plains Aquifer

Researchers at Michigan State University are helping shape the future of the High Plains’ water supply. The Ogallala Aquifer is a vast underground system that spans from South Dakota to Texas with smaller portions in […]


MSU Scientists Battle Algal Blooms

Michigan State University researchers are hoping a current project will reduce increased incidents of fish kills, fouled drinking water, closed beaches and additional problems triggered by harmful algal blooms. Using a $499,954 grant from the […]


MSU Researchers Link Pet Food, Dog Illness

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has discovered a group of illnesses reported in dogs across the country is linked to a specific brand of dog food from the Blue Buffalo Co.


MSU Researcher Gets $14M Grant To ID Breast Cancer Risk

A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University scientist has been awarded $14 million to identify risk factors for breast cancer in young women, focusing on growth, diet, physical activity and body size […]


EPA Grants Focus On Restoring Great Lakes Waterways

From better beach testing to controlling harmful algal blooms, a group of Michigan State University researchers has been awarded more than $3 million in federal grants focusing on restoring Great Lakes waterways. U.S. Sen. Debbie […]


MSU Researchers Develop Wearable Exercise Sensors

Researchers from Michigan State University’s departments of Electrical Engineering and Kinesiology are teaming up to create a new wearable sensor network to assess a person’s physical activity and overall well-being. Using technology developed by engineering […]