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MSU Recieves $1M USAID Grant to Fight Zika in Mexico

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Zhiyong Xi (left), MSU associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, will use a $1 million USAID grant to build a mosquito factory in Yucatan, Mexico. The laboratory will be modeled after a facility in Guangzhou, China, a center that Xi leads in partnership with Sun Yat-sen University. Photo by Jim Peck

Michigan State University has landed a highly competitive grant from USAID to fight the Zika virus in Mexico. The $1 million grant was awarded to Zhiyong Xi, MSU…

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Promising New Drug Stops Spread of Melanoma by 90 Precent

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Richard Neubig and Kate Appleton

Michigan State University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent. The man-made, small-molecule…

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Taylor Receives Ben Kean Award for Tropical Medicine

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Atlanta, GA . November 13, 2016. ASTMH meeting in Atlanta . Photo by Michael A. Schwarz

Terrie Taylor, internationally recognized malaria expert in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, was recently awarded the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society of…

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‘Watershed Discovery’ Reveals Plants’ Medicinal Secrets

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Bjoern Hamberger

Metabolons, near-mythical clusters of enzymes, have been discovered for the first time. Using fluorescent tags and microscopy ­– molecular movie technology – scientists have confirmed their existence, thus…

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Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy Fights TB

Monday, December 19, 2016
Robert Abramovitch with Chinese herb

A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow…

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How Bacterium in Undercooked Chicken Causes GBS

Friday, December 9, 2016
Linda Mansfield

A Michigan State University research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded…

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MSU Team to Study Child Health in Upper Peninsula

Monday, November 21, 2016
Joseph Carlson

Joseph Carlson, MSU associate professor in the Department of Radiology, is leading a team that has received a nearly $300,000 two-year grant from the Superior Health Foundation to…

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New MSU Technology Monitors Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
AirSense

Air in the home can be heavily polluted just by daily household activities. Unfortunately, since many indoor air pollutants are colorless and odorless, people often fail to detect…

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Contag to Receive 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Christopher Contag, a pioneer of molecular imaging and chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award from SPIE,…

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MSU, Van Andel Researchers Close to Slowing Parkinson’s

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Jeff MacKeigan and Caryl Sortwell

A few years ago, Caryl Sortwell (above, left), a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Parkinson’s researcher, was asked by Jeff MacKeigan (above, right), a scientist at Van…

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