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Published: Monday, 27 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A Michigan State University engineering design team has designed and developed a medical diagnosis device that would allow patients in developing countries like China to be inexpensively screened for a variety of medical problems. Faculty facilitator Tongtong Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Joe Hines, Janelle Shane, Kevin Scheel, Thomas Casey and Kurtis Hessler teamed up with students from China and Italy in the project.

Published: Friday, 24 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Chemrec AB, a Swedish company, and the NewPage Corporation, which operates a paper mill in Escanaba, signed a memorandum of understanding to explore developing a plant to produce fuels from woody biomass at the Escanaba plant. Story by Jamie DePolo, Office of Biobased Technologies and Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station Communications Manager.

Published: Friday, 24 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Gretchen Birbeck, an MSU neurologist, has witnessed firsthand what is a huge dilemma for many health care providers who care for patients in Africa who suffer from both AIDS and epilepsy. Story by Tom Oswold, University Relations.

Published: Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Scientists from MSU are joining the governor and others in exploring possibilities in Sweden for growing Michigan's bioeconomy. Jamie DePolo from the Office of Biobased Technologies is chronicling their travels in an MSU Newsroom Special Report.

Published: Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Permafrost the perpetually frozen foundation of North America isnt so permanent anymore, and scientists are scrambling to understand the pros and cons when terra firma goes soft. Permafrost serves like a platform underneath vast expanses of northern forests and wetlands that are rooted, literally, in melting permafrost in many northern ecosystems. But rising atmospheric temperatures are accelerating rates of permafrost thaw in northern regions, says MSU researcher Merritt Turetsky. MSU News Bu

Published: Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The long-held belief that plant-eating insects in tropical forests are picky eaters that stay close to home dining only on locale-specific vegetation is being challenged by new research findings that suggest these insects feast on a broader menu of foliage and can be consistently found across hundreds of miles of tropical forestland. These findings have significant implications related to the sustainability and conservation of these globally-important areas. Michigan State University sci

Published: Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Internal partnerships have helped boost Michigan State Universitys freshman and overall international student population for 2007-08. This years freshman class, approximately 7,200 students, includes an expected 35 percent increase in the number of enrolled international students compared to last year. MSU News Bulletin story by Kristin K. Anderson.

Published: Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Cindy Chalou, associate dirfector in the Office of Study Abroad, reflects on her profound experience visiting this new and innovative program during the week of June 17.

Published: Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Published: Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Gretchen Birbeck, associate professor of neurology and ophthalmology and of epidemiology, was named an ambassador in Research!Americas Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research. Birbeck becomes one of 51 of the nations top global health experts who have joined forces to increase awareness of the need for greater U.S. public and private investment in research to improve global health. MSU News Bulletin story.