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World Malaria Day: MSU Research Solutions

Monday, April 13, 2015
Single mosquito

World Malaria Day has been designated as April 25, 2015. According to the World Health Organization, malaria is both a preventable and treatable mosquito-borne disease that infects 198…

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Detroit Solves Problem of Rape Kits

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A diverse team of scientists, prosecutors, police, victim advocates and others has solved the problem of untested rape kits in Detroit, creating a model that can be used…

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Final Four Schools Excel on the Court and in the Lab

Friday, April 3, 2015
Student in lab

The university communities of Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Wisconsin may have basketball foremost on their minds this weekend, but year-round those minds are performing some extraordinary research….

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MSU Leads $4.7Mil. Project to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Michigan State University researchers will lead a $4.7 million effort to tackle childhood obesity, one of the nation’s biggest health challenges,…

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MSU Entomologist Studies Insecticide at Molecular Level

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Edward A. (“Ned”) Walker, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, is a medical entomologist who has dedicated his life to understanding and eradicating malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses….

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Using Mosquitos to Stop Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MSU researchers Zhiyong Xi, Ned Walker, and Ke Dong have made significant progress over the years developing new methods for fighting mosquito-borne illnesses. Because of their work, the medical community…

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MSU Research History: Cause of Cerebral Malaria Fatalities

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 – Terrie Taylor, University Distinguished Professor, Tropical Medicine, Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, and her team publish their discovery about what causes children to die of cerebral malaria….

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Discovery Will Lead to Life Saving Treatments for Pediatric Malaria

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Child in crib being treated for malaria

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to…

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Updates in Genome Editing

Sunday, March 15, 2015
DNA model

MSU research faculty along with guest speaker Patrick D. Hsu of Editas Medicine, participated in an event February 9, 2015, to discuss new research in genome editing. Below…

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Promising Treatment for Alzheimer’s Moves Toward Clinical Trials

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Side view brain vascular system

A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is moving toward clinical trials. This will be a major step forward as there is nothing on the market that…

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