Researchers treat canine cancer, likely to advance human health
MSU veterinary medicine doctoral student Shauna Trichler (l) takes a blood sample from a patient with assistance from research resident Sandra Bulla (c) and Dr. Kari Lunsford. They are part of a College of Veterinary Medicine team studying the role of platelets in diagnosing canine cancer. Photo by: Tom Thompson
STARKVILLE, Miss.--A research team at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer.
Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. Read More
Mississippi State University is the first institution of higher learning in the nation to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Mississippi State University will partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans polytrauma medical services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies, along with mental health services. The first veteran to receive services at MSU, Columbus resident Carla Bush, former U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, discusses her symptoms with MSU physical therapist Kevin Randall.Photo by: Russ Houston
The administrators from MSU, the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Veterans Health Administration will recognize MSU as being the only university campus in the nation to administer veteran's health benefits in conjunction with the VA.
The university, with the Jackson VA, is offering polytrauma services--physical, occupational and speech therapies, along with mental health services to not only students, but local residents as well. Read More
MSU Graduate Student, Curtis Virges - Connecting Cowbells and Nobels
As if playing defensive tackle for the first-ranked Mississippi State University Bulldogs wasn’t difficult enough, Curtis Virges is also tackling a rigorous academic schedule by pursuing a Master of Science degree in Chemistry.
Virges’ research involves the development of next-generation, organometallic molecules that are materials for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), which are the most energy-efficient form of lighting (from simple bulbs to cell phone or laptop displays and flat screen TVs), more so even than the LEDs for which the Nobel Prize (physics) was awarded to three scientists earlier this year. Curtis’ advisor is Dr. Keith Hollis, Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department. Read More
BCoE Partners with Entergy Corporation
Jeff Hsu and Quintin Grice, graduate students and members of the team from the Bagley College Engineering helped develop computer software that saves time, money and energy for a national utility company.
BCoE partners with Entergy to develop new software. As part of its university research program, Entergy Corp. joined a team of Mississippi State graduate students and researchers to develop the Relay Settings Automation (RSA) program. With this software, a process that takes four to six hours to complete manually can be performed electronically in less than a minute.
Before the creation of RSA, engineers would run hundreds of short circuit simulations and manually record the results, an error-prone process. Then, they would choose the best settings to solve the problems when they occurred.