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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
Ship on large lake at sunset

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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MSU Scientists Lead Effort to Bring Fall Armyworm Management to Farmers

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Michigan State University scientists Barry Pittendrigh and Julia Bello-Bravo have led the development of resources to help farmers in Africa and India protect their crops from fall armyworm,…

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MSU Scientists Improve Health for Children, Seniors through Better Nutrition

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Flint farmers market in Downtown Flint on Tuesday February 16, 2016.

Michigan State University scientists Amy Saxe-Custack and Jean Kerver had two separate, but common, ideas that could improve the health of those they serve in their communities. Now,…

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NIH Grant to Study How Omega-3 Fatty Acid Stops Lupus

Thursday, June 1, 2017
James Pestka, Jack Harkema and Jenifer Fenton

Michigan State University scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so…

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Sunflower Seeds Traced as Source of Toxic Mold, Potent Liver Carcinogen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries…

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