By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- In a state where tornadoes, hurricanes and
floods are regular -- although unwanted -- visitors, Mississippi State
University has plans for how to preserve data and ongoing research
Hurricane Katrina’s Aug. 29 anniversary provides reminders of the
havoc natural disasters can wreak with lives, homes and businesses.
Losses to research are less tangible but can be just as devastating.
Dr. Stephen Pruett, head of basic sciences at MSU’s College of
Veterinary Medicine, knows just how high those losses could mount.
“Quite often, researchers have several months or even years
invested in their work,” Pruett said. “It would be devastating if
something were to happen to their data or samples.” more...