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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
BEHEARDpigeon pea

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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Physicians with Increased Stress Make More Mistakes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Arnetz

The more stress an emergency room physician experienced, the more likely he or she was to make a minor mistake, also known as a “near miss” among hospital…

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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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Why is Facebook so Hard to Resist?

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Allison Eden, assistant professor of Communication, poses in a computer lab on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University’s Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication….

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Puzzling Pockets of Rock Deep in Earth’s Mantle

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
diagram of Earth's core

Michigan State University and Arizona State University geoscientists have used computer modeling to find an explanation for how pockets of mushy rock have accumulated at the boundary between…

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Biotechnology Saving Potatoes from ‘Late Blight’

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
David Douches

Dave Douches, professor and director of Michigan State University’s Potato Breeding and Genetics Program grows purple potatoes, tiny potatoes, and potatoes that are disease-resistant. He does all of this…

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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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MSU’s Fisher Studying Bullying Against Autistic Youth

Monday, July 31, 2017
Colourful letters spelling out Autism on a wooden background

A Michigan State University education scholar will use a $400,000 federal grant to study friendship and bullying in middle school students with and without autism and intellectual disability….

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