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Fishing For Answers To Life’s Mysteries

Monday, November 2, 2020
Close up veiw of a gar fishes mouth, showing its teeth. With a blue sky in the background.

Evolutionarily speaking, the spotted gar is a bit of an old soul. That’s why Ingo Braasch, a Michigan State University assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, is…

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$1.5M NSF Grant to Explore Secrets of Electric Fish Genome

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Electric fish have been a model biology system since the 18th century. Their potential, though, has been mostly isolated to neurological studies. Thanks to the recent availability of…

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NSF Grant Will Help Decipher Cells’ Electric Properties

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Electric Eel

A Michigan State University researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically…

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