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UMC researcher leading international study about memory and aging

Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around the world that’s been in existence five years and is sharing individual studies. The group he leads is researching memory and how cognitive thinking changes with age.

By LYNN LOFTON  A University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher is part of an international team doing important work to identify the gene that underlies healthy information processing. The research is the first step toward knowledge that can help understand cognitive age and age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around ...

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Staying alive: $18 million grant keeps USM bio-med initiative going

An $18 million grant renewal will ensure the University of Southern Mississippi and partner institutions can continue biomedical initiatives designed to have a lasting impact on the health Mississippians, the university said in announcing the award that brings the total received for the Biomedical Research Mission since 2001 to nearly $54 million. The funding comes from a national program developed ...

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Ms. House OKs vaginal probes for women seeking abortions

The majority of Mississippi House members want to extend the reach of government into the bodies of women who seek abortions in the state. A bill passed out of the Republican-controlled House on a 78-36 vote Wednesday night requires women to undergo a vaginal ultrasound probe before receiving an abortion. No exception is made for rape or incest. The test ...

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Donaldson wins award

Mississippi State University faculty member Janet R. Donaldson is earning a prestigious award for her work with food-borne illness-causing bacteria. The Charles C. Randall Lectureship Award is given annually to an outstanding young faculty member by the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. Donaldson, an assistant professor of biological sciences, earlier this month formally accepted the honor ...

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USM faculty in the news

Evelyn Edwards, vice president of community reinvestment for BancorpSouth, has been named the 2011 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year by the University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS). The award is presented annually to an individual or agency participating on the IDS Housing Advisory Council who has worked in the housing, disability or economic development arenas in ...

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NIH taps Clark for membership

Alice Clark, vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs at the University of Mississippi, has served the National Institutes of Health for almost 20 years. Recently, she was chosen for membership on the NIH Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review. Clark previously chaired the Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance ...

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