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Applying Research Agendas to Sport Fishing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

As one of the most highly prized game fish in the Upper Midwest, muskellunge, or muskies, and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing…

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Honeybee Parasite Invades by ‘Smelling Like Bees’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
varroa mites

New research has revealed that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees. The Michigan State University-led study, appearing in the…

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MSU, Penn Researchers Develop Novel Gene Therapy

Friday, May 8, 2015
man with dog

Researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Pennsylvania have new preclinical data that evaluates the efficacy of a gene therapy treatment for achromatopsia, an inherited form of…

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International Team Discovers Elusive New Bird in China

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler,…

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How Ecological Communities are Formed

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two Michigan State University professors have come up with a new way to think about how evolution and ecology interact in community assembly. The MSU team is suggesting…

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Painful Lesions May Make Giraffes More Vulnerable to Lions

Friday, April 3, 2015
Giraffes

In the wild, most adult giraffes are capable of fending off lions. Evidence from Ruaha National Park, however, suggests that’s changing. Across Africa, adult giraffe numbers are declining…

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Choosing Eggs-actly the Right Hen Housing System

Thursday, April 2, 2015

It’s not the “which came first—the chicken or the egg” debate but rather an industry need for information to guide production and purchasing decisions about sustainable laying hens…

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Invasive Feral Chickens Provide Evolutionary Insights

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Michigan State University researcher Eben Gering has collaborated with a team in a study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian…

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MSU Entomologist Studies Insecticide at Molecular Level

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Edward A. (“Ned”) Walker, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, is a medical entomologist who has dedicated his life to understanding and eradicating malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses….

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Social Status Impacts Mammals’ Health

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High social status has its privileges ­­when it comes to aging – even in wild animals. In a first-of-its-kind study involving a wild species, Michigan State University researchers…

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