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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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More Humans Does Not Necessarily Mean Fewer African Carnivores

Friday, March 1, 2019
hyena and pup

African carnivores face numerous threats from humans. So, it’s a fair assumption that the presence of more humans automatically equates to decreases across the board for carnivores. New…

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Dog Personalities Change Over Time

Friday, February 22, 2019
Dog personalities, change personalities

When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs’ bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over…

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Exploring the Possibilities of Stem Cell Treatments in Humans and Animals

Friday, February 1, 2019
Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Animal Science, believes stem cells may hold the answer to some of medicine’s biggest questions. Stem cells are…

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Ornithologist Named Editor of Prestigious Journal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University ornithologist, was named the 15th editor in chief of The Condor: Ornithological Applications, one of two peer-reviewed journals published by the American Ornithological Society, or…

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Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture to Invest $2.6 Million in Industry Research and Outreach

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Cow

The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) will invest $2.6 million in 2019 to support research and outreach that directly benefits the animal agriculture industries. Addressing short- and…

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Professor Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Sunday, November 18, 2018
College of Natural Science

Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) — the oldest “learned society” in the United States — on Nov. 9…

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