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Maren Friesen

It’s Not Cheating Unless a Species Gets Hurt

Monday, September 21, 2015

A review of dozens of key ecological studies has found very little evidence to support one of the field’s commonly held beliefs: Cheating is widespread among “mutualists,” species…

Soybean Flowers

China’s Soybeans Show Dilemma of GMOs

Friday, September 18, 2015

China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe – to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has…

Kyle Whyte

Improving Collaboration between Native Americans, Climate Scientists

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hoping to improve Native American tribes’ access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better…

Lawrence with IACMI logo

Detroit gets MSU-Led Composite Materials Institute

Friday, September 18, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden announced that a second site has been selected for a composite materials research institute in which Michigan State University has taken a lead role….

International Team Discovers Natural Defense against HIV

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection. The team’s discovery, featured in the current issue of…

U.S. Companies Leverage Innovation Better than China

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Despite surging competition from China, U.S. companies still have the competitive edge in innovation, says a recent Michigan State University study. In research appearing in the International Journal…