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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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Adolescents Are Under Reproductive Coercion

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Mom and Baby

Female adolescents are experiencing relationship abuse at alarming rates, according to a new Michigan State University study that specifically researched reproductive coercion – a form of abuse in…

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Spartans Map Michigan’s Sand Dunes

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Home to the largest collection of freshwater coastal sand dunes in the world, Michigan is a favorite vacation spot for thousands of visitors each year. But until recently,…

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Gene Mutation Combo Linked to Common Cancer in Women

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Michigan State University researchers, in collaboration with the Van Andel Institute, have identified a combination of two gene mutations that is linked to endometrial cancer. “More than 63,000…

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Fish Reveal Limb-Regeneration Secrets

Monday, July 29, 2019
Close up veiw of a gar fishes mouth, showing its teeth. With a blue sky in the background.

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan…

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Conservation or Construction? Determining Waterbird Hotspots

Monday, July 29, 2019
A flock of birds in the sky with a red and yellow sunset in the background. In the left hand side of the picture there is a white barn and trees along the fence line.

Imagine your favorite beach filled with thousands of ducks and gulls. Now envision coming back a week later and finding condos being constructed on that spot. This many…

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Collaborative Digital Classroom Environments Focus of NSF Grants

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Side view of a laptop where a child is using the new program

As digital technologies and platforms become more and more integrated in the day-to-day way people communicate, collaborate and make decisions, teachers in K-12 and middle schools are looking…

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After Hospital Stays, Research Finds At-Home Support Helps Stroke Victims Adjust

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Stroke patient with therapist

Michigan State University researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. Their caregivers feel the same. But when a home-based support network…

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Cross-Cutting Research Collaborations Awarded Grants

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Nine cross-cutting research collaborations between MSU units were recently awarded grants by the Science and Society at State, or S3, program, which is directed by Sean Valles, associate…

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Breast Cancer Research Could Expand Lung Cancer Therapies

Monday, July 22, 2019
An x-ray image of someones lung.

New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for lung cancer, according to a Michigan State University scientist. “We sequenced the…

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