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World Malaria Day: MSU Research Solutions

Monday, April 13, 2015
Single mosquito

World Malaria Day has been designated as April 25, 2015. According to the World Health Organization, malaria is both a preventable and treatable mosquito-borne disease that infects 198…

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Painful Lesions May Make Giraffes More Vulnerable to Lions

Friday, April 3, 2015
Giraffes

In the wild, most adult giraffes are capable of fending off lions. Evidence from Ruaha National Park, however, suggests that’s changing. Across Africa, adult giraffe numbers are declining…

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NSF CAREER Award for Study of Technology Use in Kenya

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Susan Wyche

Department of Media and Information Assistant Professor Susan Wyche has been awarded a National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award, the foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty…

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Student Awarded Nationally Competitive Research Assistant Fellowship

Monday, March 23, 2015
World Map

A Michigan State University student interested in international affairs has been awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment…

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Electric Vehicles Emit Significantly Less Heat

Friday, March 20, 2015

Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week’s Scientific Report by researchers at Michigan State University and in China add more fuel to the…

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MSU Research History: Cause of Cerebral Malaria Fatalities

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 – Terrie Taylor, University Distinguished Professor, Tropical Medicine, Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, and her team publish their discovery about what causes children to die of cerebral malaria….

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Discovery Will Lead to Life Saving Treatments for Pediatric Malaria

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Child in crib being treated for malaria

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to…

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Social Status Impacts Mammals’ Health

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High social status has its privileges ­­when it comes to aging – even in wild animals. In a first-of-its-kind study involving a wild species, Michigan State University researchers…

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Worldwide, the Nitrogen Cycle is Off

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Combine plowing soybean field

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These…

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MSU Partners with UN to Defend Inland Fisheries

Monday, January 26, 2015
Fish

A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation in elevating the profile of inland…

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