What’s new at BEACON?
- NEW! Science Communication Resources
- BEACON 2017 Congress will be held Wednesday, August 2 through Friday August 4, with the student/postdoc retreat day on Tuesday, August 1, at the Henry Center at Michigan State University.
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Big things happen in small rodents: grasshopper mice as a model for the evolution of pain resistance
This post is written by MSU grad student Lauren Koenig Life in the desert is full of extremes. Daytime temperatures are scorching, monsoon rains are torrential, and plants are sparse and spiky. Yet many desert animals, such as grasshopper mice (Onychomys torridus) … Continue reading
This Evolution 101 post is by MSU grad student Thassyo Pinto The ownership of goods such as luxury cars, expensive boats and conspicuous consumption, and showing it off to others, transmits a signal informing that owner is capable of bearing expenses. … Continue reading
This post is by Okemos High School student Maddie Stover working in Dr. Ashlee Rowe’s lab in the Neuroscience Program & Department of Integrative Biology at MSU. A particularly effective nervous system makes the four-inch grasshopper mouse quite a fearsome … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Abhijna Parigi. Of all the bizarre animals that live in the deserts, grasshopper mice are, objectively, the cutest. These cinnamon-colored rodents are small enough to fit in … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Patric Vaelli. Few animals can strut around the woodlands of the Pacific Northwest with as much poise and confidence as the rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa). While opportunistic … Continue reading
This blog post is reposted from MSU graduate student Randal Olson’s blog. In the concluding remarks of their book Living in Groups, Jens Krause and Graeme Ruxton highlighted “understanding how and why animals evolve grouping behavior” as one of the … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Alita Burmeister. … the scientist asks “Hey, what do you two have in common?” This summer I met Sue the T. rex. Her fossil remains are the largest, … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Michael DeNieu. The Dworkin lab is like a certain popular energy drink…it gives you wings. There’s a wide range of topics ongoing in the lab spanning functional … Continue reading