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Helping Agencies Manage Natural Resources

Sunday, November 2, 2014

In 2004, Michigan State University joined forces with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) to establish the MSU Quantitative Fisheries…

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Safeguarding the Future of Sturgeon

Sunday, November 2, 2014

From April until July, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch evolutionary ecologist Kim Scribner is more likely to be found wading with students in the evergreen-lined Black River of northern…

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What Makes Females ‘Choosy’ and Males ‘Sexy’?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Interview with Emily Weigel, a graduate student pursuing joint PhDs in Integrative Biology and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology at Michigan State University What makes females ‘choosy’ and…

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Shared Gene Takes One Road to Evolution

Monday, September 8, 2014

A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits – especially simple ones – there may be a shared gene, one…

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Shocking Secrets: Electric Eels Provide Clues for Practical Applications

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Electric Eel

For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six…

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A Mobile App to Prevent Dairy Disease

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Dairy cows feeding in barn

Researchers to bring the latest latest research into the heart of dairy production with mobile technology. A Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher will lead a…

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Finding a Genetic Solution for Chicken Disease

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

To meet the growing demands of consumers, new poultry breeding programs have greatly increased production of chicken, which is now the most popular meat consumed in the U.S. However, with high-density…

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Discovery of Gene May Lead to Therapy for a Retinal Disease

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Optometrist doing sight testing for senior patient

MSU researchers publish first evidence that the gene mutation causes retinal disease—an early step toward developing treatments for blindness. One of the leading causes of inherited blindness in…

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MSU Research History: Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health

Wednesday, January 16, 1974
DCPAH

1974 – MSU establishes the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) in response to an unprecedented number of cattle deaths on farms throughout Michigan, to assist the state…

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MSU Research History: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Saturday, September 1, 1900
Marsahll Hall

1900 – The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics officially began as the Department of Bacteriology and Farm Hygiene during the 1900-1901 academic year. Charles Marshall was appointed…

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