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  • MSU’s Richard Lenski wins 2017 Friend of Darwin award

    Richard E. Lenski has received a 2017 Friend of Darwin award from the National Center for Science Education.

     

  • Darrell W. Donahue, chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering since July 2015, has been named director of the Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research (IWR). His appointment is effective immediately.

     

  • Supersizing world’s nature havens would add people to valued species list

    A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too.

     

  • MSU lands nearly $2M USAID grant to help feed Haiti

    MSU secured a $2 million award from USAID’s Mission to Haiti to help re-establish agricultural production capacities to sustainably produce beans for household food and nutritional security in the future.

  • Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine

    A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling lethal diseases.

     

  • Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

    In the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from MSU, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops.

  • New MSU research addresses gap between research and practice in sustainable agriculture

    A six-year research effort by MSU AgBioResearch scientists found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots used to test them.

  • Project focuses on reducing pathogen threat in low-flow water systems

    Low-flow building water systems pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals. A new project led by Purdue University and joined by MSU researchers strives to help solve the problem.

  • Alliance to more than double research, outreach investment in Michigan’s animal agriculture industry

    The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) has announced it will invest nearly $1.5 million in 2017, more than twice the amount of previous years, to support research and outreach to benefit the animal agriculture industry in Michigan.

  • MSU lands $1 Million USAID grant to fight Zika

    Michigan State University has landed a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to fight the Zika virus in Mexico.

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