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Decades-Old Discovery Of Shape-Shifting Bacteria Revealed And Revamped

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Scientists from Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics  (MMG) in the College of Natural Science connected remarkable bacterial research across decades, from Minnesota to Michigan. Their results were published in the…

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Microbiologists and Plant Scientists Find Secret to Tackling Cholera

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Chris Waters

While cholera rages across many regions of the world, a team of microbiologists and plant scientists has pinpointed a genetic weakness in the pandemic’s armor, which could lead…

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Ingredient in Toothpaste May Combat Severe Lung Disease

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Chris Waters, Michael Maiden, Alessandra Hunt

A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF when combined with an already FDA-approved drug. Michigan State University researchers…

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Simple Food Additive Slows E. coli Poisoning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Chris Waters

Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been…

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Hunting for PaNACEAs

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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