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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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MSU Scientists Develop Models to Evaluate Amphibian Biodiversity

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
student catching critters in wetland

These days, a lot of people are vying for territory in the nation’s capital, but you may be surprised to know that since 2005, the National Capital Region…

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Frogs to Snakes: the Consequences of Lost Biodiversity

Thursday, February 13, 2020
thin snake by leaf

A Michigan State University- and University of Maryland-led study featured on the cover of this week’s Science magazine should sound alarm bells regarding the “biodiversity crisis” or the…

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Illuminating Research Reveals Genes Responsible for Healthy Gut Development in Zebrafish

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
green finger smudges in black light

Like a string of bonfires at night, orange, red and yellow lights connected by delicate, neon-green filaments illuminated the front cover of a recent issue of Developmental Biology. The photo…

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Scientists Use Remote Sensing Data to Help Explain Patterns of Life

Monday, February 3, 2020
sierra nevada landscape

Like watching with a new set of binoculars, satellite remote sensing technology is giving Michigan State University researchers a powerful lens to view landscapes that set the stage…

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