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Evolutionary Lessons from an Ancient Fish

Friday, August 31, 2018

Evolution and gars – freshwater fish with toothy snouts – are so intricately intertwined that one Michigan State University researcher created a vanity license plate, highlighting his dedication…

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Pinpointing a Molecule for Sea Lamprey Control

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Sea Lamprey

A team of scientists has identified a single molecule that could be a key in controlling invasive sea lampreys. Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota…

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Eliminating the Honey Bee’s Biggest Enemy

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Michigan State University researchers are working on a new solution to save honey bees and stop colony collapse disorder by wiping out a parasitic enemy. Honey bees are…

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MSU Turns Zoo Waste into Clean Energy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Michigan State University has created a green solution for the problem of what to do with animal and food waste at the Detroit Zoo. MSU researcher Dana Kirk…

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Fish’s Use of Electricity Might Shed Light on Human Illnesses

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jason Gallant

Deep in the night in muddy African rivers, a fish uses electrical charges to sense the world around it and to communicate with other members of its species….

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MSU Technology and App Could Help Endangered Primates, Slow Illegal Trafficking

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lemur in a tree

New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates – more than 60 percent of which face extinction. Golden monkeys have…

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Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Dogs, May Also Help Humans

Friday, May 18, 2018
Simon Petersen-Jones

A Michigan State University veterinary ophthalmologist has modified a gene therapy that reverses blindness in dogs that have a certain form of a disease known as progressive retinal…

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American Kestrels Boost Michigan’s Ag Economy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bird

A new Michigan State University study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and funded by the National Science Foundation, shows that America’s smallest raptor can boost Michigan’s…

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Leading the Way for Conservation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clara Lepard, B.S. Zoology 2017 MSU and Rhodes Scholar 2018, presents her current research on developing innovative conservation solutions at MSU and around the world. Presented to the…

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New MSU Research to Explore the Basis of Immunity

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A new research project by Michigan State University scientists will probe the mechanisms that drive disease and immunity at the cellular level, work which stands to revolutionize our…

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