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There are 28 item(s) tagged with the keyword "NIH".

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1. Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more

A team of MSU scientists led by biochemist Jian Hu have revealed a key structure of a molecular machine, a ZIP zinc transporter, giving pharmaceutical companies targets to test new drugs.

Tags: Human disease, Research, Faculty, NIH
2. CSI Malawi: Using forensic science to "interrogate" mosquitoes

Move over CSI Miami. There’s a new show in town—CSI Malawi. MSU, in collaboration with the University of Malawi College of Medicine, is the recipient of an $8 million NIH grant to develop a tool to "interrogate" mosquitoes.

Tags: Grant, NIH, Research, Human disease
3. Bacterial organizational complexities revealed

For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells, opening the door to identifying vulnerable targets to combat pathogenic bacteria and bioengineering new kinds of designer nanoreactors in beneficial bacteria to enhance their performance.

Tags: Faculty, Human disease, Research, NIH, DOE
4. Omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger, but how?

Michigan State University scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so effective in stopping a known trigger of lupus.

Tags: Research, Human disease, NIH
5. MSU lands NIH grant to study connection between fish genes and human medicine

MSU has landed a $727,000 grant from the NIH to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch, integrative biologist in the College of Natural Science, is leading the MSU effort on this collaborative grant, which focuses on the spotted gar.

Tags: NIH, Evolution, Research, Faculty
6. Altering ph bumps prions out of danger zone

New research led by MSU's Lisa Lapidus offers hope by showing how we might prevent prions—infectious agent proteins—from aggregating or growing into deadly diseases. The results show that an antihistamine, astemizole, proved effective in reducing prion aggregation.

Tags: Human disease, Research, Faculty, NIH
7. Researchers find promising lead that reduces autism symptoms and more

A team of MSU-led researchers, including NatSci physiologist Hongbing Wang, has provided a promising lead in battling Fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of autism.

Tags: Human disease, Research, NIH
8. The way breast cancer genes act could predict your treatment

MSU breast cancer researcher, Eran Andrechek, has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves.

Tags: Human disease, Research, NIH
9. Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB

In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch, an MSU microbiologist and TB expert, a centuries-old herbal medicine used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance.

Tags: Research, Human disease, NIH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, TB
10. Study of lion-hyena "food fights" sheds light on hyena fitness, social evolution

A new MSU study focusing on mobbing behavior in lion-hyena interactions by researchers in University Distinguished Professor Kay Holekamp's lab shows that, when it comes to battling for food, mobbing can be beneficial.

Tags: Research, Evolution, NIH, NSF, Animal biology

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