Spartan researchers help show how omnipresent biomolecular machines with important health implications transport metals
Michigan State University researcher Jian Hu has taken another important step in learning as much as possible about tiny protein machines that help shuttle metals into living cells.
This latest step, published in the journal Nature Communications, provides detailed new insights into how these machines work. Though this is a study in fundamental biology, Hu and his team are working to use this knowledge to develop new cancer therapies and enable people to live healthier lives.
Colorectal cancer affects more than 150,000 people each year, yet persistent myths surrounding this illness often keep people from talking to their doctors about it.
Jacquelyn Charbel is an assistant professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, a colorectal surgeon and MSU Health Care provider. She discusses myths around colorectal cancer.
Lansing, MI – MSU Health Care at McLaren Greater Lansing Breast Imaging Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
“This achievement highlights the commitment our facility, staff, and physicians place on providing the highest quality breast care for our patients,” said David Rawson, DO, lead interpreting physician at the MSU Health Care at McLaren Greater Lansing Breast Imaging Center. “The Breast Imaging Center is now dual accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Center of Excellence and by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. These represent the highest levels of quality possible in the delivery of breast care.”
As a young girl in Brazil, while her friends played with dolls, Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira had other interests.
Now, as a recently hired assistant professor in the Colleges of Human Medicine and Engineering, Ferreira, PhD, is opening her own lab to study promising new therapies that hunt down cancer cells and kill them with radioactive isotopes.
While her research is still in the early stages, it holds the potential not only to treat many types of metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body, but to cure them, Ferreira said.