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Ninth Muslim Mental Health Conference to focus on substance abuse in Muslim community
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN -- Researchers, students, mental health professionals and religious leaders will gather at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place on April 13-14 to attend the ninth annual Muslim Mental Health Conference.
The conference was created to create awareness and acceptance of mental illnesses, fight stigma and improve access to treatment for members of the Muslim community.
Susan Enright, D.O., FACOI, has joined the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine as director of clinical clerkship curriculum, and will assume her leadership responsibilities on Feb. 20.
A Michigan State University researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria causing patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their lives.
Brett Etchebarne, an assistant professor of emergency medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has created a molecular diagnostic system that can identify dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, staph infections and even some superbugs. The test can produce results within two hours using blood, urine, spit, wound, stool or cerebral spine fluid samples from infected patients.
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease.
Taylor, MSU University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician, will use an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health to build on her groundbreaking research that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015.
Public administrators and their staffs dedicate their lives to public service, but often their day-to -day reality involves many hours attending meetings, poring over book-length spreadsheets or staring at computer screens, with only the rare chance to meet the individuals whose lives their work affects on a daily basis.
For the past 16 years, the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought a number of thought-provoking speakers to East Lansing each February as part of its William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey.
This year, the college will again host three notable individuals: Dr. Mae Jemison, Jonathan Capehart and Johnny Ford.
Spartan Podcast with Dr. Gail Riegle
Before Dr. Gail Riegle started taking classes at Michigan State University as a graduate student, he spent time growing up on a dairy farm in Iowa. And the main lesson learned? “Responsibility. Accountability. There are people and animals that were depending on you and you got it done. You focused on the job and what it took to get it done.”
Promising new drug stops spread of melanoma by 90 percent
Michigan State University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.
The man-made, small-molecule drug compound goes after a gene’s ability to produce RNA molecules and certain proteins in melanoma tumors. This gene activity, or transcription process, causes the disease to spread but the compound can shut it down. Up until now, few other compounds of this kind have been able to accomplish this.
“It’s been a challenge developing small-molecule drugs that can block this gene activity that works as a signaling mechanism known to be important in melanoma progression,” said Richard Neubig, a pharmacology professor and co-author of the study.
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