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Inheriting Mother’s Friends Key to Hyena Success

In the wild, inheriting advantageous physical traits may be the difference between a long life and a short one. But for the spotted hyena, another kind of inheritance, one that has nothing to do with genetics, turns out to be extremely important for...
21-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Child with Rare Genetic Syndrome Successfully Treated in Less Than Two Years

Diagnosing a rare medical condition is difficult. Identifying a treatment for it can take years of trial and error. In a serendipitous intersection of research expertise, an ill patient in this case a child and innovative technology, Bachmann-Bupp...
20-Jul-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A New, Inexpensive Way to Heal Chronic Wounds

A Michigan State University researcher is leading an international team of scientists to develop a low-cost, practical biopolymer dressing that helps heal these wounds.
19-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Is the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Disappearing?

Michigan State University ecologists led an international research partnership of professional and volunteer scientists to reveal new insights into what’s driving the already-dwindling population of eastern monarch butterflies even lower.
16-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Zebra Mussels Eating or Helping Toxic Algae?

While invasive zebra mussels consume small plant-like organisms called phytoplankton, Michigan State University researchers discovered during a long-term study that zebra mussels can actually increase Microcystis, a type of phytoplankton known as...
24-Jun-2021 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Beetle Species Discovered and Named After Iconic Sci-fi Heroines

The original Star Trek television series took place in a future when space is the final frontier, but humanity hasn’t reached that point quite yet. As researchers like Michigan State University entomologists Sarah Smith and Anthony Cognato are...
16-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding the skin’s defense system

It can be easy to forget that the human skin is an organ. It’s also the largest one and it’s exposed, charged with keeping our inner biology safe from the perils of the outside world. But Michigan State University’s Sangbum Park is someone...
4-Jun-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria are connected to how babies experience fear

New research from MSU shows that an infant’s gut microbiome could contain clues to help monitor and support healthy neurological development Why do some babies react to perceived danger more than others? According to new research from Michigan...
4-Jun-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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