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Finding And Fighting A New Hop Disease In Michigan

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Image of hop plants.

As Michigan’s hop industry grows, many of the state’s craft brewers would prefer to use locally-grown hops for their pilsners, ales and stouts, but a new species of…

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Michigan Clean Water Corps To Be Administered By MSU Through New $1.7 Million Grant

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Great Lakes bathymetry map

The Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide network of volunteer programs for monitoring lake and stream water quality, will now be administered through MSU with a grant from…

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MSU Researchers To Lead $5.2M Grant To Investigate Management Strategies For Fire Blight

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Two juicy red apples still on the tree in a warm summer evening.

George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees. George Sundin George Sundin, professor and…

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There’s an Unconscious Bias in Virtual Meetings: How You Can Avoid It

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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While employees use videoconferencing now more than ever, there’s an issue happening beneath the surface with platforms like Zoom, Teams and Skype beyond stress and mental health that’s…

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MSU Extension Develops Decontamination Method to Reuse N95 Masks

Friday, April 3, 2020
N95 Masks

Michigan State University is using specialized equipment to clean and decontaminate used N95 masks to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. Both steps are part of the university’s expanded…

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MSU Donates Materials to Health Care Workers and First Responders

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Coronavirus collection rack full of supplies.

In a coordinated effort across campus, Michigan State University employees collected more than 20 pallets of medical supplies and personal protective equipment for area hospitals and first responders….

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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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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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USDA Director Scott Angle Visits MSU

Thursday, March 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Agriculture Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, Scott Angle toured facilities and farms at Michigan State University on Feb. 26. Angle…

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Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture to Invest $2.6 Million in Industry Research and Outreach

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Cow

The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) will invest $2.6 million in 2019 to support research and outreach that directly benefits the animal agriculture industries. Addressing short- and…

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