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MSU Fulbright Scholar to Study Bees in India

Friday, April 6, 2018
Allison Young

Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science’s doctoral student, Allison Young, will spend nine months in India as a Fulbright Scholar investigating some of the most vastly understudied…

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Bloody Lesions on Giraffes Speeds Decline of World’s Tallest Mammals

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Arthur Muneza

Michigan State University doctoral student Arthur Muneza is studying a mysterious giraffe skin disease that affects the limbs of giraffes. As he explains in “Sticking My Neck Out” on…

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MSU Researchers Find Cattle Production Can Benefit Environment

Monday, March 19, 2018
Jason Rowntree

Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean. However, today when cattle congregate,…

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Fate of Mussels and Fish Intertwined

Friday, March 2, 2018
Dana Infante

Times are tough for 31 of Michigan’s 45 varieties of freshwater mussels. These residents of the state’s rivers are imperiled by habitat disruption and pollution and are also…

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Using Nature to Control Pests Helps Environment – and Farmers

Friday, March 2, 2018
Farmers around the world are turning to nature, such as the American kestrel held by Megan Shave, to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Courtesy of MSU

Farmers around the world are turning to nature to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Specifically, they’re attracting birds…

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Water-Dwelling Bacteria Tracks Light to Control Its Energy, Food

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Banner image of Cyanobacterial bloom near fiji by NASA, Public Domain; Refraction_triangular prism by Siyavula Education, CC BY 2.0.

The Montgomery lab in the Michigan State University-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory has found a link between how water-dwelling bacteria, called cyanobacteria, monitor light quality in their…

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MSU’s Wagner Uses ‘Smell’ to Stop Sea Lamprey Invasion

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sea Lamprey

Michael Wagner, MSU AgBioResearch fish ecologist, has been studying sea lamprey in the Great Lakes for over 13 years. Native to the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean…

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MSU’s Saunders Closely Watching Piping Plover Numbers

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sarah Saunders

Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers – piping plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds. A…

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Mice Can Closely Mirror Humans in Cancer Research

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Eran Andrechek

A new Michigan State University study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching…

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Rare Molecules Reveal Planetary Tug-of-War

Friday, January 12, 2018
Nathaniel Ostrom

Laurence Yeung, scientist at Rice University, and colleagues at Rice, Michigan State University, UCLA and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain…

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