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MSU Joins Global Effort to Protect Inland Fisheries

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
TEN STEPS TO RESPONSIBLE INLAND FISHERIES

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Michigan State University are collaborating to bring greater awareness of the value and sustainability challenges of inland fisheries…

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Researchers and Farmers Work to Prevent E. Coli

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Cristina Venegas-Vargus

A collaborative Michigan State University study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli…

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MSU Researchers Making Progress in Protecting Bees

Friday, June 24, 2016
wild bee

It’s been four years since Michigan State University AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were…

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Researchers Learn Reproductive Secrets of Destructive Bee Parasite

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
bee parasites

New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world’s tiniest and most destructive parasites – the Varroa mite – has scientists edging closer to regulating them….

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The Texas Butterfly Effect

Thursday, June 9, 2016
butterfly

How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas. This information is just one of many insights that researchers from…

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Online Image Sharing Could Predict Pollinator Activity

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
woman photographing flowers

Noting that people passively collect data about the world around them, entomology post-doc Christie Bahlai and professor Doug Landis have examined a common leisure activity – photographing and…

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Mota-Sanchez Studying Ways to Save Monarch Butterflies

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Entomologist David Mota-Sanchez is developing milkweeds and other butterfly-friendly plants to provide refuge for monarch butterflies as part of the USDA NC-507 rapid response team working to improve the monarch…

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NSF Grant Will Help Decipher Cells’ Electric Properties

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Electric Eel

A Michigan State University researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically…

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Rare Human Disease Found in Dogs

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Kurt Williams

A rare, severe form of pulmonary hypertension, which up until now, has only been classified as a human lung disease, has also been discovered in dogs according to…

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MSU Researchers Honored for Outstanding Genetics Article

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Richard Lenski

A team of Michigan State University researchers has been honored for having one of the top three articles published in the journal Genetics in 2015. Richard Lenski, MSU…

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