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Local News Interviews Contag, Tours New Bio Engineering Facility

WNLS story on the Bio Engineering Building

Lansing, Mich., television station WNLS-6 recently interviewed Chris Contag, the inaugural director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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Seabird Bones, Fossils Reveal Broad Food-Web Shift in North Pacific

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at…

(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

Jindong Zhang

Livestock Can Uproot Protected Wildlife

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such…

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Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us to Learn

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when…

Lisa Lapidus

Altering pH Bumps Prions Out of Danger Zone

Monday, March 20, 2017

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease…

Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…