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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 Collaboration with Nigerian Doctor Impacts Infant Mortality

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A student in Manning's lab is working on testing the molecular epidemiology of GBS collected from mothers and their newborn babies at multiple hospitals in Nigeria.

A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at Michigan State University have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation. In the U.S., September is National…

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MSU Plant Breeder Improving Strawberries in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Weebadde and Maredia

Cholani Weebadde is a plant breeder by training. She’s also an expert in international agriculture. Her work with Michigan State University (MSU) takes her around the world, where…

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Pigeon Pea, White Yam: Ghana’s Perfect Crop Combo

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana’s smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third…

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MSU Physicist Nazarewicz Gets International Flerov Prize

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Witold (Witek) Nazarewicz, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and chief scientist at Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, has been awarded the 2017 Joint Institute for…

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MSU’s Mackenzie Fights African Disease

Monday, August 14, 2017

Charles Mackenzie is an MSU veterinary pathologist whose research is helping humans at risk of tropical illnesses like elephantiasis, which threatens more than 900 million worldwide. He and…

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Integrated Pest Management Improves Agriculture in Tajikistan

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
By Poulpy, based on work by NASA. - Derived from satellite imagery from NASA World Wind., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90374

In 2005, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through a grant administered by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management at Virginia Tech, sent…

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Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Friday, July 28, 2017
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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 Produces Videos to Improve Farming in Eastern Africa

Monday, July 24, 2017

Recently Professor of Media and Information Charles Steinfield facilitated a one-day workshop on how to develop and apply learning videos created with input from local communities. The 22 attendees included…

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MSU Part of International Physics Experiment

Monday, July 24, 2017
Dignitaries, scientists, engineers and others from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Sanford Underground Research Facility and their partners around the world broke ground – nearly a mile under the earth – on a massive global physics experiment.

A simultaneous groundbreaking ceremony for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility took place at Sanford Lab in South Dakota and at Fermilab in Illinois recently marked the beginning of a…

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