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, 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.
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.
Michigan State University | Date: 2016-12-13
A method and device for transmitting data between wireless devices includes: generating and transmitting, by a first device, a data cluster signal having a signal identifier, a completion marker, and at least one silence interval provided between the signal identifier and the completion marker; receiving, by a second device, the data cluster signal; identifying, by the second device, a signal type and a transmission completion of the signal received; and decoding, by the second device, the silence interval into the data based on the signal type and a duration of the silence interval.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-06-21
A thermoelectric device (20) and a method for manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The thermoelectric device (20) includes a hot shoe (24) and a cold shoe (28) disposed about the hot shoe. A heat conducting member (32) formed of a thermoelectric material extends between the hot shoe (24) and the cold shoe (28) and generates electricity in response to a temperature difference therebetween. The hot shoe (24) is heated and expands at a greater rate than the cold shoe (28) does during operation. The structural and spatial relationship of the hot shoe (24) and the cold shoe (28) maintains the thermoelectric material of the heat conducting member (32) in compression during operation of the thermoelectric device (20).
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-03-15
A subsurface retention barrier system installed in situ to retain water in a projected root zone of one or more plants is disclosed. An apparatus and system for installing the subsurface retention barriers and methods related thereto are also disclosed.
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.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-18
An alloy and method for producing an alloy is presented. The Titanium alloy has Ti-xCr-yFe-zAl, where 16>x>10, 4>y>0, and 6>z>0, where the alloy is subjected to strain at a temperature between 250 and 500 degrees C. A portion of the Titanium alloy is converted from a first phase to a second phase.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-04-13
The invention relates to genetically modified agricultural plants with increased oil content in vegetative tissues, as well as to expression systems, plant cells, seeds and vegetative tissues related thereto.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-13
A radiation detector is provided. In a further aspect, a detector employs a Parallel Plate Avalanche Counter (OPPAC) which includes an anode film, a parallel cathode film and multiple optical photo-detectors, such as photo-sensors and/or photo-multipliers. A method of using a radiation detector is also provided.
Michigan State University | Date: 2017-01-27
The disclosure relates to a plant growth apparatus and related system to grow and maintain plants under controlled biotic conditions, for example to grow axenic (microbe-free) plants, gnotobiotic (defined microbiota) plants, and holoxenic (complex, or undefined microbiota) plants. This system allows aseptic bottom irrigation with water, soluble nutrients, chemicals, and/or microbiota. Plants can be inverted for dipping and/or vacuum infiltration. The system also allows for passive (gravity) drainage, thereby allowing for gas exchange and preventing root anoxia. A variety of plant growth substrates can be used within the plant growth apparatus as a plant growth medium. The plant growth apparatus, containing the growth substrate medium, can be completely flushed via the drainage port to remove potential toxic byproducts of the sterilization processes. The entire system is suitably constructed using autoclavable material.