While they’re not particularly dangerous for your health, June bugs are indeed a hazard for many of the plants, flowers and backyard crops you may be planting right now for the summer season. What are June bugs and what should you know about them? Dr. Avery Russell, entomologist and assistant professor of biology at Missouri State University, explains to Good … [Read more...] about Should you be worried about June bugs?
For those who suffer from migraines and cluster headaches, finding the right treatment options is life changing. Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, weighs in about migraines and treatment options on Technology Networks. … [Read more...] about Exploring treatments for migraines and cluster headaches
According to research presented recently at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, rising temperatures are forcing some bees to take shallow, rapid breaths—essentially hyperventilating—which burns more energy and makes them less likely to survive. About half of the 45 bumble bee species in the United States seem to be in trouble. The reasons … [Read more...] about How our warming world is affecting some bumble bees
In northern Michigan forests lives the white-footed mouse. Among other small mammals, it’s a fierce competitor in the food chain. However, this animal struggles to survive through harsh winters. Tracking the population size and location of this mouse can serve as an indicator of climate change. Dr. Sean Maher, associate professor of biology at Missouri State University, who … [Read more...] about Studying mice to get a bigger picture
Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) has recognized faculty for their outstanding teaching, research and service with two professorships and fellowships: The Roy D. Blunt Life Science Professorship. The Matthew and Patricia Harthcock College of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty Fellowship. Roy D. Blunt Life Science Professorship Thanks … [Read more...] about STEM faculty awarded two new professorships and fellowships