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MSU’s Taylor Awarded $500,000 for Malawi Malaria Study

Terrie E. Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the next phase in her work to develop treatments for malaria.

The internationally recognized physician and her team discovered that massively swollen brains causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor will use the grant to begin investigating what is causing the brains to swell, which is the next phase of the work.

The study will be a collaborative effort between clinical investigators at Michigan State University, the University of Malawi College of Medicine and the Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

– excerpted from Kim Ward via MSU Today

Read more at Taylor’s website… http://www.taylor.com.msu.edu/ 

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