Michigan State University is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act.MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, supply chain management, and telecommunication. It is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public universities in the United States.Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the seventh-largest university in the United States , with 49,300 students and 2,954 faculty members.MSU's Division I sports teams are called the Spartans. They compete in the Big Ten Conference in all sports. MSU's football team won the Rose Bowl in 1954, 1956, 1988 and 2014 and boasts six national championships. Its men's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000 and is currently enjoying a streak of six Final Four appearances over the last 13 seasons. MSU men's ice hockey won national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007. Cross country has historically been Michigan State's most successful sport, especially during a four-decade period spanning roughly 1930–1970 during which the Spartans won eight NCAA championships and numerous other conference and national titles. Wikipedia.
Michigan State University | Date: 2016-08-30
The disclosure relates to a process and related article for functionalizing a porous membrane by contacting the membrane with a polyacid polymer at low pH to stably adsorb a polyacid layer on the membrane pore surface. The resulting functionalized membrane is characterized by a high density of free acid groups, resulting in a higher specific capacity for its intended application. The process allows functionalization of porous membranes in a very simple, one-step process. Such functional membranes may find multiple uses, including rapid, selective binding of proteins for their purification or immobilization.
Michigan State University | Date: 2016-09-09
Systems and methods are described for using microplasmas in 3D printing to deposit materials, remove materials, or modify the properties of materials deposited on a given substrate surface. The resulting microplasma-based 3D printing enables the integration of different types of materials into the same 3D printed structure that is not possible with current technology.
Michigan State University, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and University of British Columbia | Date: 2017-03-08
The invention relates to nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzyme that enables incorporation of monolignol ferulates, for example, including p-coumaryl ferulate, coniferyl ferulate, and sinapyl ferulate, into the lignin of plants.
At&T and Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-13
Techniques for sharing a cellular network connection amongst multiple devices over a local area network are provided that reduce cellular network load during crowded events. In an aspect, a devices is configure to perform operations that include scanning an area for another device that has established a first wireless cellular connection with a cellular network device of a cellular network and that enables an indirect connection of the device to the cellular network device via a direct connection of the device to the other device via a local network device. The operations further include, in response to identifying the other device as a result of the scanning, sending a request to the other device to connect to the other device via the local network device and to receive the indirect connection to the cellular network device.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-17
The disclosure relates to an irreversible dosimetric shock-detection substrate as well as related articles and methods. The shock-detection substrate incorporates a plurality of microcapsules serving as an irreversible means for detecting impact on the substrate. A shock above a characteristic threshold level experienced by the substrate induces an irreversible detectable change associated with the microcapsules upon shock-induced rupture. The irreversible detectable change provides a tamper-proof and non-electronic means for detecting a shock or impact. The shock-detection substrates can be incorporated into a variety of articles and used in a variety of settings, for example to monitor personal safety, to monitor article integrity, to monitor the end of the useful life of the shock-detection substrate itself, or in any other setting where it is desirable to irreversibly detect and/or localize a shock event.
Foundation University and Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-17
Detection of neurological diseases such as Parkinsons disease can be accomplished through analyzing a subjects speech for acoustic measures based on human factor cepstral coefficients (HFCC). Upon receiving a speech sample from a subject, a signal analysis can be performed that includes identifying articulation range and articulation rate using HFCC and delta coefficients. A likelihood of Parkinsons disease, for example, can be determined based upon the identified articulation range and articulation rate of the speech.
Dow AgroSciences and Michigan State University | Date: 2017-04-19
Methods for preparing a borylated aromatic compound by contacting an aromatic substrate with a catalytic cobalt complex and a borylation reagent under conditions effective to form the borylated aromatic compound are provided. The catalytic cobalt complex can be any suitable cobalt(l) or cobalt(ll) complex that can catalyze the C-H activation-borylation of the aromatic substrate.
Michigan State University and Institute Salud Carlos Iii | Date: 2017-05-24
Provided herein are methods and compositions for inducing a somatic cell to acquire a less differentiated phenotype and for generating induced pluripotent stem cells (i PS cells) by inducing expression of ASF1A in the cell and/or by contacting the cell with GDF9. Also provided herein are compositions and methods for treating and/or diagnosing cancer and for identifying agents useful in the treatment and/or diagnosis of cancer.
University of Michigan and Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-18
The present disclosure relates to methods, compositions, and kits for the inhibition of signaling by members of the Rho GTPase family. Specifically, the disclosure relates to methods, compositions and kits for the inhibition of RhoA and/or RhoC transcriptional signaling and action os the transcripton co-factors MRTF-A and/or MRTF-B. The disclosure finds use in treatment of Rho-mediated disease states (e.g., tumor metastasis and fibrosis), Rho-mediated biological conditions, and in cell signaling research.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-25
A transparent luminescent solar concentrator is provided. The transparent luminescent solar concentrator has luminophores embedded within a waveguide matrix that both selectively absorb and emit near-infrared light to an edge mounted or embedded solar photovoltaic array.