Feral swine decreasing but still pose threat

The number of feral swine in the state is declining, but there’s still concern about their transmitting diseases to domestic pigs — threatening a $500-million-a-year industry — and to people, as well as damage to vegetation.

Harmful algae could kill invasive mussels

A new idea to manage the spread of non-native mussels: kill them with another Great Lakes headache, the algae that sometimes blooms too much and threatens water quality. 

Communicating science with art: how are fish and us alike?

by Weiting Du

We like fish. And we are like fish. Two Michigan State University scientists recently displayed that similarity through art. Ingo Braasch and Julia Ganz, researchers at the university’s Department of Integrative Biology, compiled videos and photos taken during their research into artwork named “Life in Technicolor: The Art of Fish Development and Evolution.” They showed it at a recent MSU science-art exhibition. The art is a byproduct of differentiating types of cells to better study them.