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Maren Friesen

Mysterious Bacteria Cannot Fix Its Own Nitrogen After All

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, has found that an elusive bacteria, known as Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus, does not in fact have the exceptional properties that some scientists had hoped….


Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016

Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash – a decent amount of it – goes a long way….

Gwen Wyatt

At-Home Therapies May Help Patients Cope with Cancer Side Effects

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When it comes to cancer and its treatments, a person’s quality of life can be greatly affected. Michigan State University researchers are testing two at-home, therapeutic approaches to…


New Finding Shows Males Can Drive Creation of New Species

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Evolutionary biologists often debate on whether sexual selection can lead to new species. Most studies have focused on natural selection or, for the few studies that considered sexual…

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Dale to be Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows in 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

University Distinguished Professor Bruce E. Dale, of the Michigan State University College of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College…

Michael VandeHaar

Genetics Could Make Feeding Dairy Cows More Efficient

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

As the eighth largest dairy-producing state in the country*, Michigan is home to more than 400,000 dairy cows spread across farms with herds numbering less than 100 up…