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Friday, December 15th, 2017

Survey app aiding study into alcohol-impaired driving

Yi Shang, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Mizzou, and frequent collaborator Tim Trull, professor of Psychological Sciences, are working with a team led by fellow Psychology Professor Denis McCarthy study in real time the decision-making process individuals make when deciding whether or not to drive after drinking. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.


Friday, December 15th, 2017

An RNAmazing research breakthrough

The way RNA folds into various tertiary structures determines its biological function, and being able to dissect and alter that process could lead to prevention of a multitude of retrovirus-induced diseases, including certain types of cancer. An interdisciplinary team of Mizzou researchers is one step closer to that goal.


Friday, December 15th, 2017

Joint effort leads to joint patent

University of Missouri researchers recently received a patent on a method of joint repair that will be beneficial to the health of patients’ joints.


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Optimizing mobile dentistry

A University of Missouri engineer recently helped develop a model to aid a Montana non-profit interested in establishing a potential mobile dentistry program.


Friday, October 20th, 2017

MU Big Data researchers build neuro collaborations through symposium

The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further.


Friday, October 20th, 2017

Engineering brighter smiles

Nanova, Inc. — founded by MU engineers — has developed a method to whiten teeth rapidly, affordably and with minimal pain.


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Presenting: Positive PCL possibilities

Allison Gordon, a senior in Bioengineering, recently gave an oral presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Phoenix.


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

MU, Nanova collaborative effort closing in on heart health breakthrough

The Nanova stent uses nanocoating of a specific substance in order to avoid the re-narrowing problem, while the coating could also avoid the same clotting problem of the drug-eluting stents.


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Coulter Program announces another round of funding for biomedical innovations

On Wednesday, the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded five grants totaling $409,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care.


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

MU to award five grants to accelerate biomedical discoveries from lab to market

University of Missouri officials will announce recipients of this year’s Coulter Awards, awarding five grants totaling $409,000.


Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Transforming transplants

Assistant professor Bret Ulery’s work was recently funded for 18 months via a Concept Award as part of the DoD’s Reconstructive Transplant Research Program.


Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Mizzou researchers closing in on vaccine breakthrough

MU College of Engineering Professor Dong Xu (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Assistant Professor Bret Ulery (Chemical Engineering) partnered with immunologist Jeffery Adamovicz with the goal of finding a more rapid, cost-effective way of creating vaccines.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

Jury is in on cartilage formation

MU Engineering Dean and Bioengineering Professor Elizabeth Loboa and her research team from the universities of North Carolina State and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill concluded that the hydrostatic pressure method was the preferred method.


Friday, September 8th, 2017

Laser focus

What Vitaly Gruzdev hopes to prove in the near future is that laser technology can modify molecules in a similar way to current chemically-based methods.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Changing the cryopreservation game

A company founded by an MU College of Engineering researcher and housed within the Missouri Innovation Center is completely reshaping the manner in which cells and tissue are preserved.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Computing the future

The MU College of Engineering’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) recently wrapped up its 10-week summer session, with brilliant students from around the country completing work on cutting-edge computer science projects.


Friday, June 30th, 2017

SPIE-ing a scholarship opportunity

SPIE granted a Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships to MU Bioengineering graduate student Mason Schellenberg in recognition of his research work and in support of his future goals.


Monday, April 10th, 2017

Bioengineering, Medicine team up on laser dermatology breakthrough

New technology developed by University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers in collaboration with the MU School of Medicine is primed to make laser dermatology safer and more effective.


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

EECS Professor’s research featured by KOMU

KOMU-TV featured Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Marge Skubic’s research on using bed sensors to predict potential health issues for senior citizens.


Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Silver ions prove effective in preventing, killing MRSA while forming bone

University of Missouri College of Engineering Dean and Bioengineering Professor Elizabeth Loboa and a team of colleagues recently discovered a way to slow and, in some cases, prevent the spread of MRSA while also regenerating new bone.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Stem cell transformation research sheds new light on osteoporosis

The team used what’s called electrical cell-substrate impedance spectroscopy (ECIS) to monitor the process stimulated human fat, or human adipose stem cells (hASC), goes through to convert to bone cells.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Coulter Program continues unique support of biomedical research

The University of Missouri College of Engineering and School of Medicine once again received approximately $500,000 to cover five grants for cutting edge biomedical innovations from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.


Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Sensors increase ability to predict senior citizen falls

A sensor system developed and used by researchers at the University of Missouri produces images and sends automatic e-mail alerts that can be used to predict a fall within a three-week period.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Catching them before they fall: MU gait study aims to predict fall risk in elderly

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the study found that the speed of a person’s walk translated to how likely they are to fall.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

MU researchers monitor health with bed sensors

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, said the bed sensors’ purpose is to detect any possible health problems while helping patients to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to high-resolution imaging breakthrough

The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

MAE assistant research professor’s cryptopreservation work nets Fast Track Award

Xu Han, assistant research professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been awarded one of the UM System’s 2016 Fast Track awards in support of his efforts to commercialize the transformative cryopreservation medium that he developed and MU has patented.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

ECE teaching assistant earns campus award for TAs

Adel Alturki of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Teaching Assistant Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association (MSA).


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to unique informatics program

MU’s College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine see the need for a new breed of well-rounded researchers, and a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the University of Missouri pave the way in health informatics.