MURC News Archive

Scientists produce solution needed for COVID-19 testing
March 31, 2020 · Featured, MURC
A team of scientists, pathologists and lab technicians from Marshall University and Mountain Health Network are helping West Virginia address a limited supply of the solution used to transport testing swabs for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by making the mixture in one of the university’s labs. The clear viral transport medium (VTM), composed of specialized
University scientists receive NIH grant for new anti-MRSA antibiotic study
March 3, 2020 · Featured, MURC, School of Pharmacy
Timothy Long, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, along with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine colleagues Monica Valentovic, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences, and Hongwei Yu, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences, have received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of disulfiram in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Brad D. Smith Business Incubator welcomes tenants
February 20, 2020 · Featured, MURC, Press Releases
The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator is ready to help fledgling businesses take the next step.
WV TIME4K program set to expand
The Marshall University Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Engagement for Kids, or WV TIME4K, has recently expanded to four new schools in Cabell and Wayne counties.
Higher Education Policy Commission renews grant for SURE program
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has renewed grant funding for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at schools around the state including Marshall University. SURE grants offer undergraduate students at Marshall the opportunity for hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics research
Summer research awards announced
January 30, 2020 · Featured, MURC, Press Releases
The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the winners of the Summer 2020 John Marshall Scholar program.
Scientist earns national support for NAS research
January 23, 2020 · Featured, MURC, Press Releases
The work of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine neuroscience researcher, W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has been selected for the Research Partner Program through the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).
Businessmen set to lead Brad D. Smith Business Incubator
January 21, 2020 · Featured, MURC, Press Releases
The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator in downtown Huntington is open and ready for business under the direction of two new co-directors who will help entrepreneurs and new businesses develop ideas and business models.
$98,809 NEH grant to increase Clio accessibility for visually impaired
 The Marshall University-founded history app, Clio, has received a $98,809 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities this month to improve accessibility of the app for users who are visually impaired. Clio will collaborate with the American Foundation for the Blind on the project.
Biological Sciences graduates publish research on effects of water contaminants
Marshall University graduates and faculty member Dr. Philippe Georgel of the Department of Biological Sciences in Marshall’s College of Science have published research on the effects of emerging contaminants in major waterways, including the Ohio River. Their study, published in the journal “Water,” was supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.