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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Engineering start-up company receives go-ahead from FDA for dental filling composite

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

Coulter Program provides support to engineering, medical faculty collaborations

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

ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference accepts group of MU students

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

RNAMiner makes transcriptomic, genomic data analysis easier

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

Bioengineering students impress at bioethics essay, poster competitions

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

Chemical engineering major earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Award

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

College of Engineering and School of Medicine team up on knee ligament tears

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

Late IMSE professor emeritus Miller leaves a lasting legacy

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

MU researchers close in on possible autism detection method

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

Recipe for biomedical research success

Raghuraman Kannan has combined his background in chemistry, joint appointments in bioengineering and radiology, entrepreneurial roots, collaborative spirit and tireless […]

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Research mines the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease

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

MU doctoral student Wood earns award from IEEE Sensors competition

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. cuts ribbon on new facility

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

Bioengineering professor sets gold standard in optics research

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

Recent grad finds home in clinical engineering

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

MU professor featured by Smart America Expo, Huffington Post

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

Bioengineering student selected to prestigious scholarship program

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

Researcher receives $1.5 Million NIH grant to study vascular factors in Alzheimer’s disease

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

New graduate certificate could give students ‘10-15 years experience’ in four courses

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

Pulsed power research takes aim at brain cancer

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

Biological patches may treat diseased blood vessels

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

Engineers work on medical device targeted to meet surgical needs

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

Workshop focuses on smallest parts of nuclear technology

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

Hybrid field: healthcare, industrial engineering converge

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

New research bridges the distance between traditional Chinese medicine, modern technology

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

Coulter Foundation awards announced

In June 2011, the University of Missouri learned its proposal to work with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation through its […]

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Researchers take aim at rapid detection of sepsis in neonates

“This research started when I was working as a postdoc at Notre Dame, where we were trying to develop a […]

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Better dental bond means fewer trips to the dentist

Clinical trials are expected to begin early this summer on a technology that aims to make visits to the dentist […]

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Mizzou Engineering offers full-service rapid prototype facility for student, campus and outside use

Modeling and prototype development are routine components of engineering processes, facilitated in recent years by advances in rapid prototyping technologies. […]

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Fall monitoring systems add to seniors’ independence

A new monitoring system being developed by Professor Marjorie Skubic of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and her interdisciplinary […]