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MSU Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, September 18, 2017
Greg Fink

Michigan State University pharmacology and toxicology professor Gregory Fink has received the Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, or AHA. The award was recently presented in…

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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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MSU Researchers Study New Combination Drugs for Cystic Fibrosis

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
close-up of gloved hands in lab

Michael Maiden, a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from…

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Studying How to Coax the Body to Heal Broken Bones

Thursday, August 24, 2017
x-ray-of-broken-bone

What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine medical student and doctoral candidate in the Department…

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MSU Scientists Study Gene Causing Children’s Seizures

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Richard Neubig

Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for…

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MSU Doctor to Use $8.5M Grant to Fight Malaria in Malawi

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Terrie Taylor with patients

Continuing her crusade against malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is once again on the hunt to find out why this deadly disease is still going strong in the African…

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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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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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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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