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Discovering Beetles Abroad To Protect Trees At Home

Monday, October 19, 2020
Man and woman looking at laptop and microscope

Not every child gets a bark beetle named after them. Then again, not every kid has Michigan State University entomologists Sarah Smith and Anthony Cognato as parents. The…

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MSU Researcher Receives Grant To Study Turkey Breast Muscle Development

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
turkey

When looking for leaner meats, consumers often turn to poultry options, like chicken and turkey. Gale Strasburg, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Food Science…

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MSU Vets Successfully Complete New Surgical Technique

Friday, June 26, 2020
surgery tools

When a special cat named Sophie arrived at Michigan State University Small Animal Clinic with a rare knee condition, the MSU veterinarians got creative and used a first-of-its-kind…

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MSU Integrative Biologist Utilizes NEON to Illuminate Biodiversity

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Satelline image of United States

There is more to science than meets the eye. Take an ordinary Michigan landscape — white pines, black-eyed susans, white-tailed deer and a few chickadees — just random…

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Meek Recognized for Marine Conservation Research

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Mariah Meek in a boat

Mariah Meek, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Integrative Biology (IBIO) in the College of Natural Science, has received a prestigious 2020 Early Career Conservationist Award from the Society…

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Octopus May be the Key to ‘Smart Prosthetics’

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Galit Pelled’s fascination with the intelligent octopus dates back to her undergraduate days at Hebrew University in Israel where she cared for and fed the dexterous animal. Now…

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Ask The Expert: Pets And COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020
cat and dog cuddling

Since first hearing about the COVID-19 outbreak in China, media outlets around the world have reported on strains of the virus originating in animals, on pets testing positive…

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MSU Veterinary School Ranks Third In The Nation Top 10 In The World

Thursday, April 9, 2020
vet studying pomeranian

Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked eighth in the world and third in the United States among veterinary schools in the latest global ranking from…

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The Beacon, the Bacteria and the Rough-Skinned Newt

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A dark gray and orange Newt on tree brick.

The textbook example in ecology, literally, goes like this: The poisonous rough-skinned newt and the garter snake are locked in an evolutionary arms race. The more resistant the…

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New Exhibit Explores History of Human-Animal Connection

Monday, March 2, 2020
Current exhibit featuring animals

A new exhibit at the MSU Libraries gathers historic books from the veterinary medicine collections and notable items in Special Collections to examine how the special bond between…

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