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It's best to make friends of friends – even spotted hyenas know that

A team of researchers, including Kay Holekamp, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of zoology, found that cohesive clustering of the kind where an individual bonds with friends of friends, something scientists call “triadic closure,” was the most consistent factor influencing the long-term dynamics of the social structure of spotted hyenas.

Two high-achieving NatSci students named 2015-16 Beckman Scholars

Two MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci) students have been named 2015-16 Beckman Scholars  Sanna Fraleigh, a physiology sophomore from Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Kiera Fisher, a Biomedical Laboratory Science junior from Kalkaska, Mich.

MSU statisticians identify Florida cancer cluster

Higher-than-expected rates of pediatric cancers have been identified in the Miami metro area and an area west of the Everglades. The anomalous rates were detected by five research teams, including one from Michigan State University.

MSU's Sheng-Yang He elected to National Academy of Sciences

Sheng-Yang He, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and internationally renowned plant scientist, has been elected to the Natioanl Academy of Sciences for his seminal contributions to the understanding of plant-pathogen interactions.

MSU'S Kay Holekamp earns prestigious honor

One of the world’s leading behavioral ecologists, Michigan State University’s Kay Holekamp, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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