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MSU Entomologists Awarded $2.5 Million for Infectious Disease Study

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A team of scientists, including two from Michigan State University, has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is aimed at…

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MSU Researchers Develop Phone App to Track Ticks

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
small tick on green branch

With school out, summer finally arriving and outdoor activities in full swing, Michigan State University is helping roll out a new app to increase your knowledge about ticks….

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New “Snares to Wares Initiative: Capacity for Change” Exihibit for Detroit Zoo

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Michigan State University students, faculty and researchers are the creators and driving force behind a new exhibit and one-of-a-kind sculpture now on display at the Detroit Zoo. The “Snares…

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Fish Skin Helps to Heal Dog Burns

Thursday, May 23, 2019

When Stella first entered the emergency department at the Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center on a Wednesday night, Feb. 13, 2019, she had second- and third-degree burns…

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MSU Scientists to Study Bovine Microbiome Role in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Friday, April 26, 2019
MSU scientists to study bovine microbiome role in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across…

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Bubblebee Species Decline Significantly in Michigan

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bubblebee Species Decline Significantly in Michigan

While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an estimate on…

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When it Comes to Monarchs, Fall Migration Matters

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Monarch Butterflies

Scientists studying monarch butterflies have traditionally focused on two sources for their decline – winter habitat loss in Mexico and fewer milkweed plants in the Midwest. New research…

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Animal Abuse in Correlation with Perpetrator’s Relationship

Monday, March 18, 2019
Laura Reese

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and…

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Mowing Benefits Monarch Butterflies

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Nate Haan, Butterflies, Monarch

You might think that mowing fields wouldn’t benefit monarch butterfly populations. New research from Michigan State University, however, shows that disturbances like mowing ­– at key times –…

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For Hyenas, Strong Alliances Key to Advancing Social Status

Monday, March 11, 2019

When it comes to advancing social status, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know ­– for humans and spotted hyenas alike. In a new study published…

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