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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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MSU Conservation and Business Researchers Partner To Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Faculty from Michigan State University will join forces and combine wildlife trafficking and supply chain management expertise to reduce global crime with far-reaching impacts. The team will combine…

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Grant To Help Improve Natural Science Collections Care

Friday, September 20, 2019
front of msu museum

The Michigan State University Museum recently received a $113,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, or IMLS, to improve accessibility, environmental conditions and housing for more than…

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Wildlife Trafficking and More Hinder Nations’ Sustainable Development

Monday, August 12, 2019
Face of a live snow leopard

Transnational environmental crime – wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, dumping hazardous waste and more – takes an estimated $91 to $259 billion bite out of the global economy and…

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