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Fighting the Protective Barriers of Bacteria

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Meng-Lun Hsieh

One of the challenges in treating infectious bacteria is finding agents that can penetrate the protective barriers, also known as biofilms, that the organisms develop. Biofilms are layers…

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Bacteria from 55-Yr.-Old Coal Fire Studied

Friday, June 30, 2017
Taylor Dunivin

Taylor Dunivin, a doctoral student in the  Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, studies bacteria living in the surface soils of Centralia, Penn., the site of an underground coal…

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Plants’ Defenses Reveal Capacity to Fight Disease

Thursday, May 18, 2017

André Velásquez, research associate in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, and colleague Matt Oney wanted to find out how many types of defenses a plant could muster against…

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New, Faster Bacteria ‘Detector’ Could Save Lives

Friday, February 3, 2017
Brett Etchebarne, assistant professor of osteopathic medical specialties, poses in his lab on Wednesday November 2, 1016.

A Michigan State University researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria that cause patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their…

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MSU Researcher Gets NIH Grant to Study Harmful Plant Bacteria

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Kyaw (Joe) Aung

Kyaw (Joe) Aung, a research associate in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL), College of Natural Science, is the recipient of a 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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CSI – Ground Breaking Research

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Eric Benbow

As part of  the WLNS News 6 Celebrating Spartans feature, they recently highlighted a science lab that feels a bit like an episode of CSI. Thanks to a…

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Microbiologist Manning Named MSU Foundation Professor

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Shannon Manning

Michigan State University (MSU) professor of microbiology and molecular genetics Shannon Manning has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. She is also an AgBioResearch scientist. “This award recognizes…

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