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Alumna, Undergrad Earn International Research Scholarships

Monday, November 20, 2017
Clara Lepard and Celia Hallan

A Michigan State University alumna and a senior have earned prestigious scholarships to pursue graduate study abroad. Clara Lepard, an Honors College alumna who earned a degree in…

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MSU Animal Care Experts Receive National Awards

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Molly Greene and Claire Hankenson

Two of MSU’s animal care experts were recognized recently for their contributions to training and management of programs by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) during…

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Stopping Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Brown marmorated stink bug

In 1998, residents of Allentown, Pennsylvania, began to notice an unfamiliar insect lurking in the shadows of their homes and gardens. Though it bore a passing resemblance to…

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Organisms in Small Groups May Evolve More Efficiently

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Adami

We’ve all heard Darwin’s theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it’s ok to not…

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Chinese Pandas Benefit from Conservation Efforts

Friday, October 13, 2017

For more than two decades, Spartan researchers have worked toward improving the plight of the panda in China. Led by MSU’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu, the results include policy…

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Geckos, Anoles Evolved Sticky Feet In Different Ways

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Travis Hagey holding an anole

Travis Hagey, Michigan State University evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards – geckos and anoles – took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial…

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Genetic Solution Possible for Male Birth Control

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chen Chen, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, Department of Animal Science

When it comes to birth control, many males turn to two options: condoms or vasectomies. While the two choices are effective, both methods merely focus on blocking the…

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MSU’s Zhang Studying Nanoparticles as Potential Contaminant

Friday, October 6, 2017
Wei Zhang

Nanotechnology has been a topic of conversation in the scientific sphere for decades, but only recently has it forayed into agriculture. It involves the manipulation of materials at…

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Activated Carbon Could Stop Dioxin Health Risk

Friday, October 6, 2017
MSU Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences professor Stephen Boyd.

New research from Michigan State University has shown for the first time that activated carbon – a substance widely used in water purification – can help eliminate the…

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MSU’s Lindell Selected as American Ornithological Society Fellow

Monday, September 11, 2017
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University associate professor of integrative biology, was selected as a 2017 American Ornithological Society Fellow. American Ornithological Society Fellows are selected each year in…

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