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MSU Researcher Finds Bees’ Enemy Has Genetic Weakness

Monday, August 14, 2017
Varroa mites on bees

Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Michigan State University scientists have found genetic holes in…

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Aquaculture: A Local Sustainable Food Source

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ron Kinnunen

Despite its close proximity to the Great Lakes, which contain more than 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, Michigan imports 90 percent of its seafood. In…

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Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Friday, July 28, 2017
lemur

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat…

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MSU’s Boughman Gets Fulbright for Iceland Studies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Iceland

Janette Boughman, a Michigan State University integrative biologist, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish…

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Two MSU Researchers Get National Dairy Awards

Monday, July 10, 2017
Lorraine Sordillo and Robert Tempelman

At the American Dairy Science Association’s national meeting, two Michigan State University AgBioResearch faculty members were presented with awards. Lorraine Sordillo, the Meadow Brook Chair in Farm Animal…

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Evolutionary Link Found Between Fish, Vertebrates

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Zebrafish

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology (JEZB) and in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (CBP) reveals the evolutionary link between fish and other vertebrate animals. Ingo…

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Climate Change Studied in a Digital Environment

Friday, June 30, 2017

Emily Dolson is a doctoral student earning dual degrees in computer science and in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior at Michigan State University. She is also part of the BEACON Center for…

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Protecting Pandas Helps People, Environment in China

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
panda

Recent Michigan State University work shows China’s decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also for protecting habitat for other…

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MSU Researchers Study Ways to Enhance Pollinators’ Habitat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
bee

A team of Michigan State University entomologists will use a new grant close to $1 million to study pollinators and to engage with key stakeholders in four regions…

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New Technologies and Large Animal Models in Biomedical Research

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

View full playlist of videos presentations here. Exploring new models Large animal models offer new opportunities to explore important questions in biomedical and dual-purpose research. The symposium held…

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