Monthly Archives: January 2014

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MSU freshman learns research ropes in flu lab

Lucas Ferguson prepares a sterile saline solution for researchers in Dr. Henry Wan’s influenza lab at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Ferguson, an MSU freshman, began learning laboratory basics in the faculty-student research program while he was still a senior at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. (Photo by MSU College of Veterinary Medicine/Tom Thompson)

Health & Wellness Section 2014 By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications   MISSISSIPPI STATE – Lucas Ferguson is a little different from most other Mississippi State University freshmen. Ferguson, a Batesville native, got a head start on his goal to become…

MSU professors work with parents for healthy families

Mississippi State University faculty Lori Elmore-Staton and MSU Extension Service family life specialist Cassandra Kirkland discuss sleep strategies with Santee Ezell of Starkville at a family health workshop hosted by the Brickfire Project. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

Health & Wellness Section 2014 By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications   MISSISSIPPI STATE – Getting enough sleep can significantly improve a child’s readiness for school and general well-being. Mississippi State University researchers recently took on a project at…

MSU scientists study reproduction mysteries

Mississippi State University research associate Christy Steadman examines eggs that have incorporated quantum dot nanoparticles during intraovarian follicle growth. 
(Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

Health & Wellness Section 2014 By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications   MISSISSIPPI STATE — Mississippi State University scientists are working to find out why some pregnancies are successful and others are not. Jean Feugang, a research assistant professor in…

Let’s be Neighbors

Carolyn Mills, provides a weekly view from the community. The first month of the year 2014 is almost gone and this reporter has had very little input to the WCJ simply because I no longer am out and about in…


Mrs. Mary Louise Howell North Carolina, January 21, 2014 Mrs. Mary Louise Howell, 83, a registered nurse, passed away Tuesday January 21, 2014, at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Mrs. Howell was