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Health Researchers to Examine Sleep Patterns in Elder Care Facilities

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Robin Tucker, assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Dawn Contreras, health and nutrition specialist with MSU Extension, will work to develop ways to…

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MSU Leads $1.12M NSF Grant to Study Tropical Forest Drought

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Scott Stark, MSU assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, and Marielle Smith, MSU research associate in the Department of Forestry, have each spent more than a decade…

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Scientists Improve Yield Predictions Based on Seedling Data

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient’s infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that’s what Michigan State University scientists…

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Transformative Change Can Save Humans and Nature

Friday, December 13, 2019

The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and…

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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

Thursday, December 5, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found…

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Six MSU Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to six MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated…

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MSU Entomologists Lead Effort to Improve Beetle Identification

Friday, November 22, 2019
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A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species. Many…

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MSU Awarded Grant to Study Renewable Energy Adoption in Michigan

Monday, November 18, 2019

Michigan State University was awarded close to $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a five-year study of renewable energy options using a cross-disciplinary research approach in eight…

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Assigning Workers to New Networks Boosts Sustainability

Friday, November 8, 2019
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Organizations looking to lead quests for sustainability can train troops within their ranks, but the traditional boundaries like experience, seniority and departments aren’t where the payoffs lie. Social…

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Leveraging Drone Technology to Release Sterile Insects

Friday, November 8, 2019

Chris Adams and Larry Gut, entomologists in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, are using large drones to release sterile insects as a more sustainable and cost-effective…

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