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Loss of Species’ Sex Signals May Lead to Extinction

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
three graduate students

Sending signals to the opposite sex isn’t always a trait that’s passed on to animals’ offspring, according to new research conducted at Michigan State University. Animal sex signals,…

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MSU to Lead Study of Fish Contaminants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A grant of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help a research team led by Michigan State University determine the effects of certain contaminants on fish. Specifically,…

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Pandas Defy Categories, Show Complex Activity Patterns

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Adult panda eating bamboo

When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest. The research team led by scientists at Michigan State University that has spent years…

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MSU Vet Named to USDA Advisory Group

Monday, August 3, 2015
man in field with cattle

Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, has been appointed to the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by…

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Exploring Evolution in Electric Fish

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
fish

Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new…

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Applying Research Agendas to Sport Fishing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

As one of the most highly prized game fish in the Upper Midwest, muskellunge, or muskies, and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing…

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Honeybee Parasite Invades by ‘Smelling Like Bees’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
varroa mites

New research has revealed that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees. The Michigan State University-led study, appearing in the…

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MSU, Penn Researchers Develop Novel Gene Therapy

Friday, May 8, 2015
man with dog

Researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Pennsylvania have new preclinical data that evaluates the efficacy of a gene therapy treatment for achromatopsia, an inherited form of…

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International Team Discovers Elusive New Bird in China

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler,…

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How Ecological Communities are Formed

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two Michigan State University professors have come up with a new way to think about how evolution and ecology interact in community assembly. The MSU team is suggesting…

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