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Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:25 PM EST
WashU Expert: Roe v. Wade reflects neutrality that Kavanaugh seeks
Washington University in St. Louis

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested the court should take a neutral position on the divisive question of abortion during oral arguments in an abortion case Dec. 1. In fact, Roe v. Wade does exactly that, said an expert on reproductive rights at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 26-Oct-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This is the fourth in a series of collaborative work plans that identifies priority issues, focus areas, and actions to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.

Released: 29-Sep-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Mississippi’s Ban on Abortions Puts Women and Families at Risk
George Washington University

Mississippi’s ban on nearly all abortions greater than 15 weeks forces women to carry pregnancies to term under adverse circumstances and increases the risk of maternal mortality and other health problems, according to a public health amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on September 20th.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
MSU biologist’s fossil study garners international attention
Mississippi State University

Research developed using an $832,000 National Science Foundation grant in a Mississippi State University biologist’s lab is gaining international attention this week in Current Biology, a premier bi-monthly scientific journal.

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Released: 19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
MSU Technologies Lead to Better Survival, Bigger Catfish for Mississippi Producers
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State-developed vaccination technologies are being commercialized to help the catfish industry save millions for the state that leads the nation in production.

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Released: 19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Mississippi State Develops Smartphone App to Test Lumber
Mississippi State University

Determining the stiffest piece of lumber is now easier with a new smartphone app created by scientists in Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

Released: 14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
MSU faculty member calls for data utilization to augment community resilience after lessons learned from Camp Fire
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State civil engineering faculty member who researches resilience against extreme events and natural hazards is responding to lessons learned from California’s deadly Camp Fire by outlining how to utilize the power of data to improve disaster response and minimize economic loss and human harm in similar events.

Released: 14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
MSU faculty member calls for data utilization to augment community resilience after lessons learned from Camp Fire
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State civil engineering faculty member who researches resilience against extreme events and natural hazards is responding to lessons learned from California’s deadly Camp Fire by outlining how to utilize the power of data to improve disaster response and minimize economic loss and human harm in similar events.

Newswise: Cage-free unit added to Mississippi State poultry department
Released: 5-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Cage-free unit added to Mississippi State poultry department
Mississippi State University

A new poultry research facility at Mississippi State University is addressing the growing consumer and corporate demands for cage-free eggs.

Newswise: MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population
Released: 19-Oct-2018 4:10 PM EDT
MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State sociologist’s upcoming book explores how one rural community is adapting as shifting climatological conditions have eliminated more than 100,000 geese from a traditional wintering ground.

14-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Hess Corporation Joins the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Hess Corporation is the newest partner in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance's Gulf Star Program. Gulf Star supports projects related to healthy seafood supplies, improved habitat conservation, higher quality water resources, increased natural resource stewardship, and improved strategies for land use planning. https://gulfofmexicoalliance.org/tools-and-resources/gulf-star-overview/

Newswise: Mississippi State’s Fitzkee garners $1.8 million NIH grant to study bacteria, surfaces and infections
Released: 25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Mississippi State’s Fitzkee garners $1.8 million NIH grant to study bacteria, surfaces and infections
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State faculty member and structural biophysicist is the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how bacterial proteins attach to surfaces and impact public health.

Newswise: Mississippi State Physicists Net High Impact Experimental Result on the Weak Force
Released: 31-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
Mississippi State Physicists Net High Impact Experimental Result on the Weak Force
Mississippi State University

Two Mississippi State physicists are seeing more than a decade of research yield a new high-precision result that will expand scientists’ knowledge of the weak force in protons. Published this month in the international journal of science, Nature, the Q-weak project conducted by the Jefferson Lab Q-weak Collaboration sought to precisely measure the proton’s weak charge, a quantity that signifies the influence the weak force exerts on protons. MSU Professors James Dunne and Dipangkar Dutta have worked with the consortia since 2004 and 2006, respectively.

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Released: 21-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Bulldogs in Australia: CHARGE Syndrome Conference Takes MSU Faculty, Grad Students on Research Adventure
Mississippi State University

School psychology doctoral students in Mississippi State’s College of Education are participating in the 13th Biennial CHARGE Syndrome Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Accompanying the students is MSU Assistant Professor of School Psychology Kasee Stratton-Gadke, a leading researcher of CHARGE Syndrome and founder and director of MSU’s Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab, one of only two in the world where researchers are uncovering breakthroughs in treatment and prevention and providing crucial support to parents, families and physicians caring for individuals with the rare genetic condition.

Newswise: White House taps MSU’s Keenum to chair BIFAD board
Released: 23-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
White House taps MSU’s Keenum to chair BIFAD board
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was designated chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD) by President Donald J. Trump, the White House announced this week.

Newswise: MSU Study Finds Nature’s Call Unlocks Giant Panda Conservation Clues
Released: 19-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT
MSU Study Finds Nature’s Call Unlocks Giant Panda Conservation Clues
Mississippi State University

MSU researchers are trying to find ways to increase the overall success of breeding for giant pandas.

Newswise: New MSU Study Evaluates Wetland Restoration Efforts Along Gulf of Mexico
Released: 8-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
New MSU Study Evaluates Wetland Restoration Efforts Along Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi State University

A new Mississippi State research project will study a wetland restoration approach along the Gulf of Mexico, and findings will help improve future environmental restoration efforts.

Released: 5-Dec-2017 3:45 PM EST
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces 2017 Gulf Star Projects
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

GOMA announces 11 recipients receiving a combined total of over $666,000 dollars in the 2017 Gulf Star Program.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Final Coastal Resilience Awards
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce Coastal Resilience Awards for two community projects totaling $90,000. The community recipients are The City of Fairhope, Alabama and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana for a project benefiting Terrebonne and LaFourche Parishes.

Newswise: Harold Holzer Headlines Inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at MSU
Released: 31-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Harold Holzer Headlines Inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at MSU
Mississippi State University

Harold Holzer, a leading expert on Abraham Lincoln, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at Mississippi State on Nov. 30.

Released: 3-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Regional Hurricane Success Stories
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance works across the region addressing issues of human, economic, and ecological resilience. Here, we share success stories from our partners. In no way do we want to diminish the long recovery ahead following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. But, however small they may be, we want to highlight things that worked.

Released: 19-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance and BHP Form Partnership to Support the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Coastal Louisiana
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The overarching goal of this project is to assist the Pointe-au-Chien community in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana, by facilitating a self-assessment process to identify high priority actions that when implemented, can enhance cultural and community resilience.

Newswise: Towards a Climate-Smart Mississippi Basin
5-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT
Towards a Climate-Smart Mississippi Basin
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agricultural practices in the Lower Mississippi River Basin's Delta region can affect how much carbon is stored in the soil. Because carbon dioxide is a key greenhouse gas associated with climate change, knowing those impacts is important. Researchers have created a network of research towers that can share continuous, high-quality data about carbon dioxide flux in different conditions.

Newswise: MSU genetics and evolution study receives $1.2 million NSF grant
Released: 2-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT
MSU genetics and evolution study receives $1.2 million NSF grant
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State is part of a new research collaboration sponsored by the National Science Foundation in which a colorful tropical butterfly is helping researchers investigate genetics and evolution.

Newswise: MSU Anthropology Professor Looks to the Past to Understand Modern Disease Transmission
Released: 14-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
MSU Anthropology Professor Looks to the Past to Understand Modern Disease Transmission
Mississippi State University

A fascination with skeletons and the clues they provide about those who lived in the past led Molly Zuckerman to pursue a career in anthropology. Now an associate professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Zuckerman is using lessons from ancient skeletal remains to guide insight into the spread of diseases today.

Released: 26-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT
Legislation Will Strengthen Coordination in the Gulf Region
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Senate Bill S. 1373 and House Bill H.R. 2923 would authorize the Gulf of Mexico Alliance as a regional coordinator for Gulf of Mexico ecological issues. This is similar to the role the Chesapeake Bay Foundation serves for Chesapeake Bay.

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Released: 23-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Small Chips, Big Impact: MSU Researcher Studies Cardiovascular, Sickle Cell Disease
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia.

Released: 6-Jun-2017 1:45 PM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Coastal Resilience Awards
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce eight of ten Coastal Resilience Awards to community projects in four of the five U.S. Gulf States. The awards total $347,334 and are supported by a grant from the NOAA Office for Coastal Development.

Released: 16-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Receives NAS Capacity Building Grants
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce the receipt of two NAS Gulf Research Program capacity-building grants.

Newswise: Engineering Researcher at MSU Helps Design Artificial Lung Device
Released: 4-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Engineering Researcher at MSU Helps Design Artificial Lung Device
Mississippi State University

Children with chronic lung diseases often must wait months or even years for a transplant, while large, immobile hospital equipment that could help them breathe easier actually may worsen their condition by overtaxing already damaged lungs.

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Released: 6-Apr-2017 11:55 AM EDT
MSU Adds Master’s Program in Cyber Security and Operations
Mississippi State University

Building on its robust cyber security research and education programs, Mississippi State University is launching a master’s program in cyber security and operations.

Released: 4-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program Announces New Partnership
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) to invest in projects that support a healthy and productive Gulf of Mexico.

Newswise: MSU’s Vahedifard Examines ‘Lessons From the Oroville Dam’ in Science
Released: 23-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT
MSU’s Vahedifard Examines ‘Lessons From the Oroville Dam’ in Science
Mississippi State University

A letter in Science magazine from a Mississippi State faculty member is examining lessons gleaned from the recent Oroville dam incident in California.

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Released: 16-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT
The Future of Water: MSU Researcher Studies Hydrology, Ecology with Practical Applications for Conservation
Mississippi State University

Researchers with expertise in a wide range of water-related issues will converge this month for the SEC Academic Conference to discuss the often complex issues related to the earth’s most life-giving resource.

Newswise: Grant Will Fund MSU and UK Research to Advance Understanding of Infant Head Trauma
Released: 10-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST
Grant Will Fund MSU and UK Research to Advance Understanding of Infant Head Trauma
Mississippi State University

A research collaboration between Mississippi State University and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma.

Newswise: MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering Launches Biomedical Engineering Degree Program
Released: 3-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST
MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering Launches Biomedical Engineering Degree Program
Mississippi State University

The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University has expanded its undergraduate degree offerings to include a new opportunity in biomedical engineering.

Newswise: Book by MSU Researcher Focuses on K-12 Education Issues
Released: 2-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST
Book by MSU Researcher Focuses on K-12 Education Issues
Mississippi State University

An award-winning Mississippi State education faculty member is the author of a new guide for all involved in the kindergarten-high school learning process.

Released: 12-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Participate in National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Restore America's Estuaries summit brings together the nation's best restoration experts.


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