A Michigan State University professor will be able to spend at least seven more years researching malaria thanks to an $8.4 million grant.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A grant from the National Institute of Health will allow MSU's Terrie Taylor to find ways to improve health care for malaria-infected patients. Taylor has spent six months every year for the past three decades helping children with malaria in the east African country of Malawi. Taylor says she plans to focus her next clinical trial on treatment for brain swelling that occurs in children suffering from malaria. According to Taylor, the mortality rate for malaria-infected people is about 37 percent. She's hoping the newly funded project will cut mortality down to 17 percent.