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Mechanical engineering grad student places first in an international ASME poster contest

Despite the fact that one of the poster session organizers at the 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition complimented Kyler Turner on his poster, the University of Missouri mechanical engineering graduate student said he was surprised to learn that he had won first place in the poster contest. “The research is interesting, and I […]

CELDi affiliations benefit faculty, students, and maybe even you

Story by: Sarah Scully In 2008, Chinese production of the blood thinner herapin was tainted by blue ear pig disease, 81 patients died and hundreds more had severe allergic reactions in the United States. Eleven other countries were affected as well. University of Missouri engineering assistant professor Mustafa Sir uses this example to illustrate how […]

Engineering graduate student studies functionality of blood vessels

Story by: Jashin Lin A video of bright, gently pulsing, irregular green stripes dimly lights up a computer screen in a small laboratory. To the right is a complex-looking construct with racks that takes up most of the available space, and to the left is Srikanth Ella, a doctoral student in biological engineering at the […]

Mizzou Engineering faculty member anticipates health information technology improvements

Technology that would allow hospitals throughout the nation to share electronic health records already exists and soon will be in widespread use, a Mizzou Engineering faculty member said during a recent discussion on public health. Chi-Ren Shyu, a computer science associate professor and director of the MU Informatics Institute, said computer compatibility, privacy and security […]

TigerPlace: where care and aging with dignity go hand-in-hand with technology

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” It’s a catchphrase that has been the stuff of jokes and parodies since a 1980s stiffly dramatized commercial for a medical alarm company, but fall risk assessment and prevention for the elderly is serious business. Researchers at the University of Missouri have been collaborating for the past […]

MU receives high marks in international protein structure prediction competition

The University of Missouri has raised its stature in the international protein modeling community with its remarkable success in the Eighth Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP8), sponsored by the National Institute of Health. Results were released at the CASP8 conference held in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia, Italy, in early […]

New protein prediction software put to the test

“Bioinformatics is one of the most exciting fields in science because it is interdisciplinary—the marriage of computer science and biology, said Jianlin Cheng, an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Missouri, and a faculty member of the MU Informatics Institute. “Students in this field have good job opportunities and great research opportunities […]

IMSE faculty member earns prize for best research paper

Assistant Professor Mustafa Sir, new to the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at the University of Missouri, in September learned that he had been awarded the 2008 Katta Murty Prize for Best Research Paper on Optimization from his alma mater, the University of Michigan. The endowed award was established by Michigan Professor […]

Uncovering hidden mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease

“Alzheimer’s is a very complex disease,” observed James Lee, a University of Missouri biological engineering assistant professor, reflecting on the research he is conducting on a form of dementia that has robbed an estimated 26.6 million people worldwide of the spark of mental acuity responsible for their personal identities. Breakthrough findings from an initial National […]

Measuring phase change one cell at a time

Standing in front of the MizzouCentral stage at the Missouri State Fair this summer, microphone in hand, Gary Solbrekken worked the crowd like a pro. His demonstration of scientific principles was one of several sponsored by the University of Missouri College of Engineering to accentuate its informational booth. Holding a grape over a canister of […]

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