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Carolyn Malmstrom, associate professor of plant biology, poses in front of a growth chamber on Monday February 11, 2013.

Wheat Virus Crosses Over, Harms Native Grasses

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Once upon a time, it was thought that crop diseases affected only crops. New research shows, however, that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native…

MSU professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering Jade Mitchell.

Project Aims to Reduce Pathogen Threat in Low-Flow Water Systems

Friday, January 13, 2017

Low-flow building water systems designed to conserve water pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals. A new Environmental Protection…

glass of water

Affordable Water in US Reaching a Crisis

Thursday, January 12, 2017

If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new…

Auto Industry,welding.

Stock Market Fails to Predict Product Performance

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Contrary to what many in the business world believe, investors cannot reliably predict how a new product will perform, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State…

William Chopik

Study Reveals the Best States for Lovers

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In the first nationwide study of positive relationships, a Michigan State University researcher found that Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin were actually the top states for lovers, while Virginia…

Caitlin Cavanagh

Mothers’ Lack of legal Knowledge Linked to Juvenile Re-Offending

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Youth who commit crimes for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don’t participate in their legal process. Unfortunately, mothers are widely unfamiliar with…