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MSU Researcher Awarded $9.8M for Study on Food Pathogens

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to…

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Researchers Earn Grant to Study Fungus that Causes Liver Cancer

Monday, May 4, 2020
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Felicia Wu, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, and David Hennessy, Elton R. Smith Chair in…

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Sharing Knowledge Globally in a Time of Crisis

Monday, April 6, 2020

First established more than 150 years ago, land-grant universities such as Michigan State University are dedicated to ensure that all residents of the United States are provided with the knowledge…

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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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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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Record Number of Postdoctoral Researchers Earn NIFA Fellowships

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Seven Michigan State University postdoctoral researchers are recipients of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, fellowship and two-year grant of $161,000 to support ongoing research…

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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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Is Treating Drinking Water Enough to Limit PFAS Exposure?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing…

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Food Scientist Recognized with International Award

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Swada — Assistant Professor, Director of Food Science, and Academic Advisor in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition – was named a recipient of…

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Studying Pregnancy and its Long-term Impact on Women and their Children

Friday, February 1, 2019
Rita Strakovsky

Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, is studying the relationship between the mother and the developing fetus. With advice…

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