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MSU Entomologists Awarded $2.5 Million for Infectious Disease Study

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A team of scientists, including two from Michigan State University, has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is aimed at…

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Sea Lampreys Drawn to Love Smell

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
sea lamprey on rocks

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. In new research led by Michigan…

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MSU Researchers Develop Phone App to Track Ticks

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
small tick on green branch

With school out, summer finally arriving and outdoor activities in full swing, Michigan State University is helping roll out a new app to increase your knowledge about ticks….

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$11M USAID Grant to Help Developing Nations Improve Food Security Policymaking

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
MSU earns $11 million USAID grant to help developing nations improve food security policymaking

The Michigan State University (MSU) Food Security Group (FSG), based in the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), has received an $11 million grant from the United States…

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MSU Receives $247k U.S. Forest Service Grant for Commercial Building Construction

Thursday, June 20, 2019
MSU received $247K U.S. Forest Service grant to develop tool for cross-laminated timber in commercial building construction

The Michigan State University Construction Management program in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC) was selected by the U.S. Forest Service to develop a construction time…

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Team of MSU Scientists Tackling the PFAS Crisis

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because they are so difficult to break down. They are found in water supplies wherever flame…

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Native Plant Species May be at Greater Risk from Climate Change than Non-natives

Friday, May 31, 2019
Kellogg Biological Station

As spring advances across the Midwest, a new study looking at blooming flowers suggests that non-native plants might outlast native plants in the region due to climate change….

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New “Snares to Wares Initiative: Capacity for Change” Exihibit for Detroit Zoo

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Michigan State University students, faculty and researchers are the creators and driving force behind a new exhibit and one-of-a-kind sculpture now on display at the Detroit Zoo. The “Snares…

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MSU to Partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to Support Advancement

Thursday, May 23, 2019
MSU to partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to support advancement

Michigan State University is joining other leading agricultural institutions in the U.S. and Egypt to help establish the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture, or COEA, in Cairo….

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Ashley Shade Elected Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow

Sunday, May 19, 2019
College of Natural Science

Ashley Shade, Michigan State University microbial ecologist, was selected as a 2019-2023 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Early Career Fellow for her pioneering work into advancing the understanding…

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