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MSU polar scientist contributes to research on effects of extreme melt season in Antarctic polar desert
August 7, 2017
Regents Professor John Priscu contributed to research that showed that even abrupt, short-lived climate events can cause long-term changes in polar regions over several years and change the trajectory of an ecosystem.
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MSU scientist publishes findings that may explain how cancerous tumors survive after treatment
August 8, 2017
Ed Schmidt published the research in the journal Cell Reports. The new findings build on Schmidt’s discovery of a backup system in mammals that sustains the liver during a crisis and may explain how cancerous tumors persist after treatment.
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MSU team discovers large supply of methane beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet
July 31, 2017
MSU doctoral graduate Alex Michaud is lead author of a paper that reveals that sediments from a lake beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet contain large amounts of methane. Michaud studied under Regents Professor John Priscu, a renowned polar scientist.
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MSU cooperative federal grant looks to sustainable barley, diverse beer flavors
July 17, 2017
A $300,000 three-year National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant will allow MSU, CSU, regional maltsters, brewers and barley growers to investigate barley lines adapted for dryland agriculture and include flavor profiles for craft brewing industry.
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By decoding genome of ancient wheat, MSU scientist, global team create ‘time tunnel’ to days before agriculture
July 27, 2017
A global team of researchers, including Hikmet Budak, Montana State University Winifred Asbjornson Plant Sciences Chair, has published the first-ever wild emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine.
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