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Brad Day

Detecting the Next Crop Epidemic

Monday, December 7, 2015

Plant diseases have the potential for devastating damage. A 2000 outbreak of fire blight carved a wide swath through Michigan’s orchards, dealing the state’s growers an estimated $42…

Felicia Wu

Effects of Farming on Global Human Health

Monday, December 7, 2015

“When I came to MSU, I was interested in starting an initiative that unites the fields of agriculture and public health,” says FeliciaWu, the John A. Hannah Distinguished…

Peter Glendinning

MSU Professor of Photography Receives National Award

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Peter Glendinning, professor of photography in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has been honored as one of 24 American Society of Media Photographers “Best of…

Smoke stack

Climate-Change Foes Winning Public Opinion War

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

As world leaders meet this week and next at a historic climate change summit in Paris, a new study by Michigan State University environmental scientists suggests opponents of…

Andrea Wittenborn

New Model of Depression Could Lead to Better Treatments

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide. Developed by scientists…

Eric Benbow and student

Mystery Solved, Thanks to Insects

Monday, November 30, 2015

Michigan State University entomologist and osteopathic medical specialist Eric Benbow is performing cutting-edge research that blends entomology and microbiology to solve mysteries in areas as diverse as aquatic…