Understanding ribonucleic acid (RNA) and its chemical properties and biological mechanisms is a key area of focus in health research. RNA is critical in the processing and movement of genetic information and gene expression. The way RNA folds into various tertiary structures determines its biological function, and being able to dissect and alter that process […]
Matt Maschmann, an assistant professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently earned a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
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.
Silver nanoparticles have a wide array of uses, one of which is to treat drinking water for harmful bacteria and viruses. But do silver nanoparticles also kill off potentially beneficial bacteria or cause other harmful effects to water-based ecosystems? A new paper from a team of University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers says that’s not the case.
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.
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.
The accuracy of such simulations requires using the right interatomic potential, or force field. Researchers with the University of Missouri College of Engineering are paving the way to make selecting the proper force field easier.
Ben Davis and Ryan Hines, graduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently won the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office’s EnvisioNano student nanotechnology image contest.
The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.
MU electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay and her research group have been investigating applications of platinum nanoparticles, recently publishing a pair of papers on new ways to utilize the materials.