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Using plants to develop, improve medicinal treatments

Sometimes, it’s the smallest step that can prove to be the biggest help during processes in nature. Dr. Matthew Siebert, assistant professor of chemistry at Missouri State University, recently published an article investigating two pathways for one plant process in developing rotenone. “Rotenone is an interesting chemical,” said Siebert. “It is used as pesticide, or […]

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Author of ‘The Disappearing Spoon’ to visit campus

New York Times best-selling science writer and author Sam Kean will visit Missouri State University on March 30 to speak about his book “The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements.” The book follows the tale of each element in the […]

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Tinker toy approach helps make medical discoveries

Being prepared for surgery, medical staff are required to list the risks, which may sound overwhelming and frightening to patients – including infection. Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk is developing a set of compounds that could be used to properly set medical indwelling devices and prevent infections at those sites

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