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Livestock Can Uproot Protected Wildlife

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Jindong Zhang

The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such…

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Can Facial Recognition Systems Save Lemurs?

Friday, February 17, 2017
lemur

Facial recognition is a biometric system that identifies or verifies a person from a digital image. It’s used to find criminals, identify passport and driver’s license fraud, and…

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Protected Nature Areas Protect People, Too

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too. Courtesy of MSU

A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too. Scientists in this week’s Proceedings…

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NIH Awards MSU Researcher $8.4M to Develop First Malaria Treatments

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Terrie Taylor with patients

While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by…

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Fighting Zika with ‘Mosquito Factories’

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Combatting some of the world’s most feared—and dangerous—diseases calls for unconventional thinking. MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread…

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MSU to Use Nearly $2M USAID Grant to Help Feed Haiti

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern United States in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation. Haiti’s southwest region, which has a…

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Two MSU Business Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

Monday, January 16, 2017
Anand Nair and Srinivas Talluri

Two Michigan State University professors from the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business have received awards from the Fulbright Program, which provides…

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MSU Recieves $1M USAID Grant to Fight Zika in Mexico

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Zhiyong Xi (left), MSU associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, will use a $1 million USAID grant to build a mosquito factory in Yucatan, Mexico. The laboratory will be modeled after a facility in Guangzhou, China, a center that Xi leads in partnership with Sun Yat-sen University. Photo by Jim Peck

Michigan State University has received a grant from USAID to fight the Zika virus in Mexico. The $1 million grant was awarded to Zhiyong Xi, MSU associate professor…

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Taylor Receives Ben Kean Award for Tropical Medicine

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Atlanta, GA . November 13, 2016. ASTMH meeting in Atlanta . Photo by Michael A. Schwarz

Terrie Taylor, internationally recognized malaria expert in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, was recently awarded the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society of…

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Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy Fights TB

Monday, December 19, 2016
Robert Abramovitch with Chinese herb

A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow…

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