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Activated Carbon Could Stop Dioxin Health Risk

Friday, October 6, 2017
MSU Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences professor Stephen Boyd.

New research from Michigan State University has shown for the first time that activated carbon – a substance widely used in water purification – can help eliminate the…

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MSU’s Lindell Selected as American Ornithological Society Fellow

Monday, September 11, 2017
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University associate professor of integrative biology, was selected as a 2017 American Ornithological Society Fellow. American Ornithological Society Fellows are selected each year in…

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MSU’s Ganz Selected for Gastroenterology Award

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Julia Ganz

Julia Ganz, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, was selected for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society’s (ANMS) Young Investigator Award for the 2017/18 academic…

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Pandas Still ‘Vulnerable,’ Habitat Sustainability Questioned

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
A young panda in Wolong, China dozes after wearing itself out playing. Learn more about MSU research

Pandas, the beloved Chinese iconic animal, have basked in good press lately – their extinction risk status downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” their good fortunes shown to rub off…

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MSU Opens Transgenic and Genome Editing Facility

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
petri dish

Michigan State University’s Transgenic and Genome Editing Facility (MSU-TGEF), located in the new Bio Engineering building, supports the in-house generation of transgenic organisms, embryos and cells lines in a variety…

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MSU Researcher Finds Bees’ Enemy Has Genetic Weakness

Monday, August 14, 2017
Varroa mites on bees

Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Michigan State University scientists have found genetic holes in…

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Aquaculture: A Local Sustainable Food Source

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ron Kinnunen

Despite its close proximity to the Great Lakes, which contain more than 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, Michigan imports 90 percent of its seafood. In…

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Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Friday, July 28, 2017
lemur

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat…

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MSU’s Boughman Gets Fulbright for Iceland Studies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Iceland

Janette Boughman, a Michigan State University integrative biologist, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish…

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Two MSU Researchers Get National Dairy Awards

Monday, July 10, 2017
Lorraine Sordillo and Robert Tempelman

At the American Dairy Science Association’s national meeting, two Michigan State University AgBioResearch faculty members were presented with awards. Lorraine Sordillo, the Meadow Brook Chair in Farm Animal…

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