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  • Jonathan Walton

    Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine

    Published on January 24, 2017

    A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling lethal diseases.

  • Switchgrass

    Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

    Published on January 19, 2017

    In the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from MSU, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops.

  • Jade Mitchell

    Project focuses on reducing pathogen threat in low-flow water systems

    Published on January 13, 2017

    Low-flow building water systems pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals. A new project led by Purdue University and joined by MSU researchers strives to help solve the problem.

  • Robert Abramovitch

    Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB

    Published on December 20, 2016

    A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance.

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