Coenzyme NAD+ could be key to treating debilitating diseases

Coenzyme NAD+ could be key to treating debilitating diseases

Shinghua Ding Boosting the production of a certain metabolite in the human body may be key to preventing or treating debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But more work is needed to determine how NAD+ and associated molecules respond differently in various areas of the brain and spinal cord. That’s one take-away [...]
Researcher bioengineers heart valve scaffolding

Researcher bioengineers heart valve scaffolding

From left: The leaflet scaffold, tissue-engineered leaflet and trilayered structure of leaflet tissue. A Mizzou Engineer is developing biodegradable heart valve scaffolds that can replace damaged valves, and grow and function as native tissue valves. Soumen Jana Soumen Jana, an assistant professor of biomedical, biological and chemical engineering, is designing scaffold that mimics the make-up [...]
Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Researchers at the University of Missouri are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure. By Eric Stann |  MU News Bureau Monitoring a person’s blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such [...]
Team develops new method to detect cardiovascular dysfunctions

Team develops new method to detect cardiovascular dysfunctions

A Mizzou research team has developed a way to better identify cardiovascular dysfunctions through non-invasive sensors that translate signals from the body into information physicians can use to inform treatment decisions. It’s a novel breakthrough that could improve patient care and also allow individuals to monitor heart conditions from home. The work essentially proves that [...]
Engineering team develops system to segment, track cells from images

Engineering team develops system to segment, track cells from images

Rina Bao and Noor Al-Shakarji developed a system to segment and track cells from microscopy video images. A Mizzou Engineering team won a Best Paper Award at an international workshop earlier this month. Rina Bao, who just completed her PhD, and PhD student Noor Al-Shakarji received the accolade for developing a two-stream deep learning network [...]
Mizzou Engineering hosts 50th AIPR Workshop

Mizzou Engineering hosts 50th AIPR Workshop

Filiz Bunyak and Kannappan Palaniappan with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Mizzou and Stefan Jaeger from the National Institutes of Health. When it comes to medical imaging, a picture is worth a thousand words — as long as you have the ability to analyze it accurately. One of the goals of this [...]
NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series to feature engineering

NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series to feature engineering

The Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building. From telehealth to wearable step trackers, engineering has enabled a revolution of how we approach health today. Giovanna Guidoboni, Associate Dean for Research at Mizzou Engineering, will discuss ways engineers are playing a key role in medical advancements during a NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series talk in December. [...]
New protein prediction tool could accelerate biological discoveries

New protein prediction tool could accelerate biological discoveries

A Mol* (Sehnal et al. (2021)) visualization of interacting protein chains (PDB ID: 3H11). A Mizzou Engineering team has released new software that will allow computers to automatically predict protein interactions. At the heart of the DeepInteract system is the Geometric Transformer, an algorithm specifically designed for learning from 3D protein shapes, which in turn [...]

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