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Rebuilding Mara Hyena Project after flood

The MSU Mara Hyena Project in Kenya, which has been monitoring the behavioral ecology of spotted hyenas since 1988, suffered a major setback on June 13 when the Talek River jumped its banked and inundated the camp, ruining serveral thousands of dollars worth of supplies and scientific equipment.

Faculty voice: Lisa Lapidus: Using physics to treat Parkinson's disease

Developing effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, is one of the greatest medical challenges of the 21st century. Thanks to innovative research being led by MSU's Lisa Lapidis, a knockout punch to the disease may be on its way.

Forgotten sex signals

Sending signals to the opposite sex isn't always a trait that's passed on to animals' offspring according to new research conducted at Michigan State University.

MSU astronomers part of team that discovers star birth mechanism

A team of researchers, including astronomers from MSU, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth.

NatSci graduate students receive Ford Foundation Fellowships

Two MSU College of Natural Science graduate students are recipients of prestigious 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships.

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