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MSU Study Uncovers Real Culprit in Flint Water Crisis

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint’s drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it…

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MSU to Lead $1.84 mil. Biodiversity Research Project

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Jenny Boughman

MSU integrative biologist Janette Boughman is the lead principal investigator of a five-year, $1.84 million National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity collaborative grant to pursue novel research studying…

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MSU Helps Revive State’s Chestnut Industry

Friday, December 2, 2016
MSU researcher Dennis Fulbright specializes with the reintroduction of the American Chestnut tree.

Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its number of chestnut growers and land, and Michigan State University has played a key role in leading this…

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New Model Explains Barred Owls’ Domination

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl (pictured) territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin. Photo by Ray Davis

Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin….

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Forest Die-Offs Impact Distant Ecosystems

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
forest

El Nino, a climate cycle influenced by a mass of warm water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, dramatically changes weather patterns every few years. But according to new…

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New Discovery in Plant-Disease Mechanism

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Xin and Nomura

New research led by plant scientists at Michigan State University has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant…

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$2 Mil. Grant to Help Youngest Students Learn Science

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tanya Wright and Amelia Wenk Gotwals

It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk…

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Despite Upbeat Headlines, Detroit Still Declining

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Laura Reese, Detroit Skyline

Despite the news media’s portrayal of Motown as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city’s core – including the just-announced Detroit…

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MSU Researcher Gets NIH Grant to Study Harmful Plant Bacteria

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Kyaw (Joe) Aung

Kyaw (Joe) Aung, a research associate in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL), College of Natural Science, is the recipient of a 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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Flashy Language Doesn’t Fly with Supreme Court

Monday, November 21, 2016
Gavel and Law Books

Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly. A new study co-authored by a…

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