EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University Friday dedicated a major expansion of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The celebration also looked ahead to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or F-RIB, a newly-awarded research facility which will be constructed at MSU.
EAST LANSING, MI – We may not have hit 90 degree temperatures yet, but our book reviewer Lev Raphael has some steamy summer reading for us this month. It's Flora Fraser's "Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire."
BASEL, Switzerland – BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis AG says it's produced a first batch of experimental swine flu vaccine.
The vaccine hasn't been tested and cannot be used in humans yet. It was made in cells, rather than grown in eggs as is usually the case with vaccines.
But because vaccines grown in cells account for less than 5 percent of the world's flu vaccine capacity, Novartis' announcement is unlikely to provide a major boost to the world's pandemic vaccine supply.
LANSING – The Great Lakes Loons beat the Lansing Lugnuts last night 3-2 at Oldsmobile Park. The Lugnuts dropped to 0 and 5 in extra-inning games in 2009, all home games. The Loons and Lugnuts play the third game in their four-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m.
CHICAGO – Scott Podsednik hit an RBI single off Joel Zumaya with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, giving the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 rainy win over the visiting Detroit Tigers.
The start of the game was delayed nearly three hours by showers. The Tigers almost made it an even longer day when Curtis Granderson hit a tying, two-run homer off closer Bobby Jenks with two outs in the top of the ninth.