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Pandas Show Complexities, Global Reach of Sustainability

Friday, October 2, 2015
panda

This just in from the pandas nestled in a remote corner of China: Their influence spans the globe. In this week’s international journal Ecology and Society, sustainability scholars…

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It’s Not Cheating Unless a Species Gets Hurt

Monday, September 21, 2015
Maren Friesen

A review of dozens of key ecological studies has found very little evidence to support one of the field’s commonly held beliefs: Cheating is widespread among “mutualists,” species…

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Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Drosophila

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…

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Pathogens Enter Great Lakes in Ballast Water

Monday, August 24, 2015

According to Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair in Water Research at MSU, millions of tiny, dangerous microbes have been attacking native species in the Great Lakes for…

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Helping Dogs (and Humans) Heal

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Doctors in Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Human Medicine teamed up to perform an uncommon cleft palate surgery on a dog, using a…

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Loss of Species’ Sex Signals May Lead to Extinction

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
three graduate students

Sending signals to the opposite sex isn’t always a trait that’s passed on to animals’ offspring, according to new research conducted at Michigan State University. Animal sex signals,…

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MSU to Lead Study of Fish Contaminants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A grant of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help a research team led by Michigan State University determine the effects of certain contaminants on fish. Specifically,…

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Pandas Defy Categories, Show Complex Activity Patterns

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Adult panda eating bamboo

When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest. The research team led by scientists at Michigan State University that has spent years…

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MSU Vet Named to USDA Advisory Group

Monday, August 3, 2015
man in field with cattle

Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, has been appointed to the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by…

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Exploring Evolution in Electric Fish

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
fish

Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new…

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