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Contag to Receive 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Christopher Contag Director of IQ

Christopher Contag, a pioneer of molecular imaging and chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award from SPIE,…

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Rick Sadler

MSU Study Uncovers Real Culprit in Flint Water Crisis

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint’s drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it…

Jenny Boughman

MSU to Lead $1.84 mil. Biodiversity Research Project

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MSU integrative biologist Janette Boughman is the lead principal investigator of a five-year, $1.84 million National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity collaborative grant to pursue novel research studying…

MSU researcher Dennis Fulbright specializes with the reintroduction of the American Chestnut tree.

MSU Helps Revive State’s Chestnut Industry

Friday, December 2, 2016

Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its number of chestnut growers and land, and Michigan State University has played a key role in leading this…

Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl (pictured) territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin. Photo by Ray Davis

New Model Explains Barred Owls’ Domination

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin….

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Forest Die-Offs Impact Distant Ecosystems

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

El Nino, a climate cycle influenced by a mass of warm water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, dramatically changes weather patterns every few years. But according to new…

Xin and Nomura

New Discovery in Plant-Disease Mechanism

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New research led by plant scientists at Michigan State University has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant…