Mercer University alumnus Chris Scrivner was at work when he got a call about a three-legged puppy that needed some help. The dog was missing a paw, and would he make a prosthetic leg for him? “I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’” recalled...
Seventy-nine years after a young military pilot bartered some of his belongings in exchange for a human shrunken head in the Amazon rainforest, the ceremonial artifact is returning home to Ecuador. Until recently, the shrunken head — or tsantsa, as...
Mercer University art students have created animations to show how the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting their daily lives. The animations were created in Professor Craig Coleman's digital imaging class using a technique called rotoscoping. Rotoscoping is where the artist...
A Mercer professor is part of an interdisciplinary research team that has developed a device that can test for COVID-19 at earlier stages and provide instant results.  Dr. Sahar Hasim, an assistant professor of biology whose research specializes in microbiology...
Mercer University College of Pharmacy’s Raquibul Hasan, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study two novel targets in blood vessels that may lead to improved understanding of how statins work in the...
Early one November morning, Dr. David Keith, dean of Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, was preparing to speak at a club meeting in Macon. At about 6 a.m., he checked the news.  “And something caught my eye,” he recalled.  It was a news story about a man named Paul Harvey, a British composer with dementia. Harvey...
This fall, 56 Mercer University sophomores will investigate ways to stop the formation of nasty biofilms that cause dental cavities and lead to many hospital-borne infections.  As part of the BOMM program, which combines biology, organic chemistry and mathematical modeling, the undergraduate students research, create and test drug compounds to prevent biofilms from forming.  Biofilm is a...
Amber Byrd was in class one day when she sketched out an idea for a new product. Now, she’s brought her vision to life, and her product is in the final testing phases.  Byrd, who graduated with a marketing degree...
A Mercer University professor has been studying strategies to make vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases more stable for storage and transportation purposes and, therefore, more accessible on a global level.  Vaccine formulation development is the research focus of Dr....
MACON – Mercer University chemistry faculty members Dr. Joseph Keene and Dr. Kevin Bucholtz were recently awarded a $344,289 grant through the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The DOD announced DURIP awards to 150 university...

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