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New Genetics Tool Helps Answer Evolutionary Questions

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Gideon Bradburd

The age of big data is here. Thanks to innovations in genetic sequencing technology, scientists can now generate massive datasets describing the genomes of Earth’s diverse set of…

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Evolutionary Lessons from an Ancient Fish

Friday, August 31, 2018

Evolution and gars – freshwater fish with toothy snouts – are so intricately intertwined that one Michigan State University researcher created a vanity license plate, highlighting his dedication…

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Modeling the Evolutionary Emergence of Diverse Microbial Metabolisms

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier

Michigan State University Foundation Professors Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier are the recipients of a two year, $360,000 NASA Astrobiology/Exobiology grant to fund research on modeling the evolutionary origin of…

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Fish’s Use of Electricity Might Shed Light on Human Illnesses

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jason Gallant

Deep in the night in muddy African rivers, a fish uses electrical charges to sense the world around it and to communicate with other members of its species….

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American Kestrels Boost Michigan’s Ag Economy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bird

A new Michigan State University study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and funded by the National Science Foundation, shows that America’s smallest raptor can boost Michigan’s…

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Leading the Way for Conservation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clara Lepard, B.S. Zoology 2017 MSU and Rhodes Scholar 2018, presents her current research on developing innovative conservation solutions at MSU and around the world. Presented to the…

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Student-Led Research Highlighted at MSU Trustees’ Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018
Clara Lepard and Joel Soler

To showcase student-led research at Michigan State University, two scholars presented their latest projects at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13. Clara Lepard, who graduated in…

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MSU Fulbright Scholar to Study Bees in India

Friday, April 6, 2018
Allison Young

Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science’s doctoral student, Allison Young, will spend nine months in India as a Fulbright Scholar investigating some of the most vastly understudied…

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MSU’s Wade Named American Council on Education Fellow

Friday, March 30, 2018
Juli Wade

The American Council on Education announced that Juli Wade, the associate provost for faculty and academic staff development at Michigan State University, has been named an ACE Fellow…

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Using Nature to Control Pests Helps Environment – and Farmers

Friday, March 2, 2018
Farmers around the world are turning to nature, such as the American kestrel held by Megan Shave, to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Courtesy of MSU

Farmers around the world are turning to nature to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Specifically, they’re attracting birds…

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