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William Chopik

Are Friends Better for Us than Family?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. In a…

Sasha Kravchenko, MSU plant, soil and microbial scientist

Decomposing Leaves Are a Source of Greenhouse Gases

Monday, June 5, 2017

Michigan State University scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves…

Spotted Wing Drosophila

MSU Gets Grant to Fight Tart Cherry Tree Pest

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, awarded $150,000 today to scientists at Michigan State University…

James Pestka, Jack Harkema and Jenifer Fenton

NIH Grant to Study How Omega-3 Fatty Acid Stops Lupus

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Michigan State University scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so…

fascination of plants 2017

MSU’s ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ Tied to International Initiative

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thirty Michigan State University volunteers – grad students, post-docs and faculty – from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Horticulture,…

Sue Grady

How to Attack Africa’s Neonatal Mortality Problem

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa – a continent that continues to be plagued by the…