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Social Status Impacts Mammals’ Health

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High social status has its privileges ­­when it comes to aging – even in wild animals. In a first-of-its-kind study involving a wild species, Michigan State University researchers…

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Worldwide, the Nitrogen Cycle is Off

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Combine plowing soybean field

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These…

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MSU Partners with UN to Defend Inland Fisheries

Monday, January 26, 2015
Fish

A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation in elevating the profile of inland…

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New Understanding of Panda Habitat, Resiliency

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Michigan State University (MSU) research shows that pandas are more resilient and flexible than previously believed. Information gleaned from 30 years of scientific literature suggests that pandas are…

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New Bird Species Confirmed 15 Years After First Sighting

Monday, November 24, 2014
small bird

An international team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen on the Indonesian…

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Studying Complexity with Regional Climate Modeling

Friday, November 7, 2014

As a Peace Corps volunteer some 20 years ago, Nathan Moore frequently used discovery-learning techniques – pattern detection, simulations and other methods of integrated problem solving – to help…

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Scanning Babies’ Fingerprints Could Save Lives

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Anil Jain, Michigan State University professor, is developing a fingerprint-based…

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MSU Receives Grant to Boost Yields of Critical West-African Crop

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Dried cowpeas

Cowpeas are a critical, affordable source of protein for countless millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, pests decimate more than 50 percent of the crop annually. Michigan State University’s…

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Engineering Approach Offers Hope for Windpipe Swelling

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Professor Thomas Pence and Visiting Researcher Kun Gou in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University are using complex mathematical models to study how the human trachea…

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Sowing a More Sustainable Future

Thursday, May 9, 2013

One of the keys to better nutrition and health for the people of Rwanda fits in the palm of a hand: legumes. But despite their nutritional punch, legumes—including…

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