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Trinidad’s Guppy-Filled Streams Provide Natural Lab for Genetic Rescue Research

Monday, January 6, 2020
Close of picture of guppies swimming.

Trinidadian Guppies, ubiquitous in freshwater aquariums around the world, are no bigger than your thumb. But for Sarah Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative…

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Transformative Change Can Save Humans and Nature

Friday, December 13, 2019

The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and…

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MSU Entomologists Lead Effort to Improve Beetle Identification

Friday, November 22, 2019
Two professors looking at a computer on a desk

A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species. Many…

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Hyena Expert Receives Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award

Monday, November 11, 2019
pack of hyenas in grass

Michigan State University integrative biologist Kay Holekamp, one of the world’s leading behavioral ecologists, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award from the Animal Behavior Society, in…

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Bird Bacteria is Key to Communication and Mating

Friday, October 25, 2019
flock of crows

Birds use odor to identify other birds, and researchers at Michigan State University have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively…

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Testing New Therapies to Treat Diseases in Postpartum Dairy Cows

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Dairy cattle on the MSU dairy farm.

Researchers from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are part of an international collaboration looking for ways to prevent postpartum diseases in dairy cows. The United States-Israel…

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Justice Heals Selected For National Leadership Program

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Justice the dog with a handkerchief on

Three members of the Michigan State University community — Tana Fedewa, director of the MSU Center for Survivors; Marie Hopfensperger from the College of Veterinary Medicine; and Megan…

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Moeser Awarded 2019 Zoetis Award For Research Excellence

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Dr. Adam Moeser has been selected by the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine as the recipient of the 2019 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence. The Zoetis Award is…

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Gallant Using NSF Grant to Explore Variation in Electric Fish Shock Duration

Monday, September 30, 2019

The electric pulses emitted by electric fish can be quite variable in their duration: and as it turns out the reason can be quite “shocking.” Jason Gallant, assistant professor…

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MSU Scientists Testing a Faster Way to Detect Chronic Wasting Disease

Monday, September 30, 2019
close up image of a deer

Michigan State University and Michigan Department of Natural Resources scientists are testing a faster, more accurate way to screen and diagnose chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in deer….

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