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Team To Develop Risk Assessment Tool For Children Exposed To HIV

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Group of small children in Uganda

Michigan State researchers are developing a risk assessment tool to make sure children who have been exposed to HIV are living their best lives. Because children exposed to…

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Strakovsky Awarded $2.1 Million Grant To Study Chemical Effects On Women’s Health Post-Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
pregnant woman holding her stomach

A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) led by Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and…

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MSU Researcher Receives Grant To Study Turkey Breast Muscle Development

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
turkey

When looking for leaner meats, consumers often turn to poultry options, like chicken and turkey. Gale Strasburg, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Food Science…

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MSU Researcher Awarded $9.8M for Study on Food Pathogens

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
wheat chips and almonds

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
soybean and corn fields

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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