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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,…

MSU Part of Team Finding Star Birth Mechanism

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A team of researchers, including astronomers from Michigan State University, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after…

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Science-Backed Brain Game Eases Distraction, Anxiety

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. In a study led by Michigan…

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Microbes Crucial to Long-Term Soil Health

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Phil Robertson, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has spent the past 26 years studying…

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Ancient ‘Biochar’ Could Help Environment

Monday, August 10, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch soil contaminant remediation experts Stephen Boyd, Brian Teppen and Hui Li are looking at the use of biochar to help sequester and remove dioxins and other…

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Healthy Soil Key to Crops, Climate Change

Monday, August 10, 2015

James Tiedje, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and the director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology has been unlocking soil’s secrets for four decades, pioneering the…