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New NIH Grants To Pinpoint Male Fertility Genes

Friday, September 20, 2019
close up of a double helix DNA chain

Pinpointing the genes responsible for male fertility is the focus of two National Institutes for Health grants totaling $2.8 million. Michigan State University scientists will use the grants…

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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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MSU Scientists to Study Bovine Microbiome Role in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Friday, April 26, 2019
MSU scientists to study bovine microbiome role in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across…

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Exploring the Possibilities of Stem Cell Treatments in Humans and Animals

Friday, February 1, 2019
Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Animal Science, believes stem cells may hold the answer to some of medicine’s biggest questions. Stem cells are…

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MSU Researchers Find Cattle Production Can Benefit Environment

Monday, March 19, 2018
Jason Rowntree

Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean. However, today when cattle congregate,…

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MSU Students Win Silver Medal at Synthetic Biology Competition

Thursday, December 21, 2017
The Shewlock Holmes team, from left to right: Ciara Fromwiller, Serenity Tyll, Cody Madsen, Michaela TerAvest, Danny Ducat, Noelia Bravo, Brian Amburn, Donna Liebelt (advisor). Not included: Bjoern Hamberger, Tim Whitehead. By Shewlock Homes.

MSU’s second-ever iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) student team won a Silver Medal at the 2017 competition in Boston. The team was made up of seven students from Chemical Engineering,…

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Genetic Solution Possible for Male Birth Control

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chen Chen, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, Department of Animal Science

When it comes to birth control, many males turn to two options: condoms or vasectomies. While the two choices are effective, both methods merely focus on blocking the…

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Pig Well-Being Could Improve with Breeding

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Juan Steibel

Michigan State University (MSU) animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a…

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First U.S. Success of Nonhuman Primate Gene Editing

Monday, May 1, 2017
Keith Latham, professor of animal science, poses in his office on Friday April 28, 2017.

Mice have been and will continue to be good base models for human medicinal advances. However, their size and some of their physiological differences leave them lacking in…

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Cows May Offer Clues to Improving Fertility in Women

Thursday, March 2, 2017
James Ireland, professor of animal science, poses in his office on Tuesday November 17, 2015.

A Michigan State University researcher has received a $1.65 million grant that looks to bring a better understanding about fertility treatments in women by studying the effect of…

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