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MSU’s Mackenzie Fights African Disease

Monday, August 14, 2017

Charles Mackenzie is an MSU veterinary pathologist whose research is helping humans at risk of tropical illnesses like elephantiasis, which threatens more than 900 million worldwide. He and…

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How to Attack Africa’s Neonatal Mortality Problem

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sue Grady

Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa – a continent that continues to be plagued by the…

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MSU-Led Team Gets Award for Impact on African Agriculture

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thomas Jayne

An international team of agricultural researchers led by a Michigan State University professor has been recognized for the quality of its work and its impacts on agricultural policy…

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Can Facial Recognition Systems Save Lemurs?

Friday, February 17, 2017
lemur

Facial recognition is a biometric system that identifies or verifies a person from a digital image. It’s used to find criminals, identify passport and driver’s license fraud, and…

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NIH Awards MSU Researcher $8.4M to Develop First Malaria Treatments

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Terrie Taylor with patients

While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by…

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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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Hyena’s Cooperative Behavior Reveals Social Evolution

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it…

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Spinal Tap Proven Safe for Malaria Patients

Friday, October 28, 2016
Doug Postels, associate professor of Neurology And Ophthalmology, poses on Wednesday

A Michigan State University researcher is challenging a widely held African belief that a spinal tap, a procedure safely used to treat other diseases, could suck the brain…

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MSU Ag Scientist Honored with Leadership Award in India

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Karim Maredia

Michigan State University (MSU) agricultural scientist Karim Maredia is the recipient of the International Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) for his pioneering…

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African Agrifood Systems Show Rising Youth Employment

Monday, August 1, 2016
Julie Howard

According to a new study published by Michigan State University, Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is rapidly changing and can be a key driver of youth employment and economic…

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