Ed Schmidt
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. Read more...
Graduate Student Chris Barbour
Three MSU doctoral students receive 2017 Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowships
August 8, 2017
Christopher Barbour, Rachel Rawle and Paul van Erp received the award from MSU’s College of Letters and Science. All three work on research with biomedical applications. Read more...
The Lodgepole Complex fire burns in Northeast Montana in July.
MSU agriculture staff feel weight of Lodgepole fires, donate water
August 7, 2017
Staff in the MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences donated 11,000 pounds of water to the Lodgepole Fire Complex in eastern Montana. Read more...
John Priscu
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. Read more...
Alex Michaud
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. Read more...
Dr. Hikmet Budak Collaborates with International Team on Durum Wheat
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. Read more...
Student collects samples along the water.
MSU ranked second in top online colleges for environmental science master's program
July 20, 2017
Montana State University’s online master’s program in environmental science has been recognized nationally. The rankings were made by SR Education Group, an education research publisher founded in 2004, in its annual Guide to Online Schools. Read more...
Jamie Sherman Barley Quality Lab
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. Read more...
Dan Colman
MSU team looks back at 25 years of exploring a new frontier in Earth's crust
July 5, 2017
MSU postdoctoral researcher Dan Colman and MSU assistant professor Eric Boyd, both in MSU's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, have published a retrospective of the past quarter-century of searching for life deep in Earth’s crust. Read more...
Wheat shown in Moccassin, Montana
MSU professor recommends methods to boost wheat grain protein mid-season
July 5, 2017
Clain Jones, MSU soil fertility Extension specialist, describes options to boost wheat grain protein. Read more...

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