Health / Medicine
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
atish Nair, a University of Missouri professor of electrical and computer engineering, and three MU faculty collaborators submitted one of only three researcher training course proposals to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) aimed at cross-training researchers in computational neuroscience. The course will provide training to pre- and post-docs, medical students, and junior faculty who are beginning or anticipating potential careers/collaborations in neuroscience.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Panacea’s Cloud is a collaboration between MU researchers Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, and Sal Ahmad, assistant professor of surgery and medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Its purpose is to utilize Google Glass and Recon Jet smart eyewear to allow first responders to relay real-time information to medical directors to allow for informed, systematic care in disaster situations where communication systems may otherwise be compromised.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Getting that first competitive, external grant is a benchmark for faculty researchers, and Bret Ulery reached it when the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected him as a recipient of a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in December. Ulery, an assistant professor in MU’s Chemical Engineering Department, received the one-year, $100,000 grant to continue his work on vaccine delivery systems.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Elizabeth Loboa was announced as a member of the 2016 class elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows, and she will be formally inducted into the College of Fellows during AIMBE’s annual event in April in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Got cavities? In the near future, a product developed by a University of Missouri (MU) mechanical engineering professor and his company may be what your dentist uses to fill them.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
The University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded grants totaling $500,000 to five teams of researchers on Sept. 24. Each two-person team, consisting of an engineering faculty member and a clinician from the MU School of Medicine, received $100,000 to fund projects that have the potential to improve or save patient lives by addressing a well-defined health care need.
Friday, June 5th, 2015
A group of MU students working in the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory have been accepted to the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s (ASME) Summer Bioengineering Conference, which will be held from June 17-20 in Snowbird, Utah.
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Jianlin Cheng, associate professor of computer science, and doctoral students Jilong Li and Jie Hou recently developed RNAMiner, a website making it easier for those in the biological sciences to analyze genomic and transcriptomic data.
Monday, April 27th, 2015
It was a clean sweep for the University of Missouri in the 2015 Institute of Biological Engineering Bioethics Essay Competition, as well as a Students’ Choice Award in the poster competition. The awards were handed out at the IBE Awards Banquet in St. Louis recently.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Emily Cheng, a chemical engineering major, earned a Goldwater Scholarship Award in March, and with it, up to $7,500 to cover tuition, fees, books and room and board.
Friday, February 27th, 2015
Aaron Gray, an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, have joined forces with a diverse group of faculty and student researchers to study the problem of ACL tears in adolescent female athletes.
Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Owen Miller, who died Nov. 26 in Kansas City, Mo., at age 92, joined the University of Missouri faculty as an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department in 1964, working his way up to full professor before his retirement in 1992 as a professor emeritus.
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Researchers at the University of Missouri are inching closer to determining the viability of using facial measurements as a potential detection marker for autism in children.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
James Lee has spent the better part of a decade applying that training to help understand the effects or bring about the end of Alzheimer’s disease. And he recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his research between now and 2019.
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Aaron Wood, a doctoral student in MU’s Bioengineering Department, won the Student Paper Competition Award — Track 3 at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors 2014 in Valencia.
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Nanova Biomaterials, Inc. (NBI), a company founded and operated by MU Engineering faculty members Hao Li and Qingsong Yu; orthopedic physician Kenneth Lambert and their chief scientist Meng Chen, recently opened a new 6,000 sq. foot facility.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Gary Yao, a professor in the Bioengineering Department, recently received the 2014 Educational Award from Edmund Optics, and with it, $10,000 in Edmund products, for his work using pupillary light reflex to screen for neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism, in young children.
Monday, October 20th, 2014
MU engineering graduate Andi Edmonson’s job keeps her busy. She works on-site at University Hospital as a clinical engineer for Cerner Corporation, which supplies health care information technology globally.
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Marjorie Skubic’s work on the use of technology to help detect falls and degenerative health conditions before they become more severe caught was showcased at the Smart America Expo and caught the attention of the Huffington Post.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Zak Beach recently was selected as a recipient of a 20,000 National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship, which will provide him with $20,000 for the upcoming year and future research opportunities with NIH.
Monday, May 19th, 2014
With help from a $1.5 million grant from the NIH, Bioengineering Department Associate Professor James Lee will continue to look for clues into the causes of Alzheimer’s.
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
The inception of a new program called the Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship graduate certificate aims to bring together students from diverse disciplines who share a similar passion.
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Researchers working in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine are finding ways for gold nanoparticles to combine with pulsed power to combat brain cancer.
Friday, December 13th, 2013
Modified vascular tissue patches developed in a bioengineering lab at Mizzou and implanted into pigs showed better integration than existing commercially available biological patches. The results have potential to improve such material currently being used in human surgical procedures.
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
A team of researchers aims to create an easily inserted and withdrawn device to block any debris from reaching the brain during aortic valve replacement surgery.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
A workshop hosted by the Center for Advanced Nuclear Technology and Micro Integrated Systems focused on some of the smallest technologies and the big impact they can have.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
During her visit to MU, a presenter for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Series last September, Patricia Brennan, spent some time with the College of Engineering’s industrial and manufacturing systems engineering faculty members discussing the natural pairing of their professional field with nursing.
Monday, November 19th, 2012
In Chinese medicine, one of the steps in determining the health of a person’s body is to examine the tongue. […]
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
In June 2011, the University of Missouri learned its proposal to work with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation through its […]
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