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Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Health care workers know that turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, a procedure known as proning, helps the patients by opening their lungs. As the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread in Missouri, MU Health Care officials reached out the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force to see if someone could design a device to facilitate the proning […]

MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

The MU College of Engineering is working with the Columbia STEM Alliance, Columbia Public Schools, the Columbia Police Department, Boone County and the MU-COVID-19 Task Force to manufacture face shields for first responders and health care workers at no cost. Bill Moore, BS ’77, MS ’85 CiE, the board president of the Columbia STEM Alliance, […]

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

Kevin Gillis heard stories about hospitals that were overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak and unable to get enough equipment to protect their front-line health care workers. He wanted to do something to prevent that from happening in mid-Missouri. And as the interim chair of the University of Missouri’s Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, […]

Smartphones, smart cars, smart… bandages?

Smartphones, smart cars, smart… bandages?

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nerve damage that leads to a loss of feeling or numbness in the feet is a big problem for the millions of Americans living with diabetes. As a result, foot ulcers can go untreated leading to infections and even amputations. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are developing a bandage with “smart” […]

MU alumni give $2 million gift to NextGen Precision Health Institute

MU alumni give $2 million gift to NextGen Precision Health Institute

A $2 million gift from University of Missouri alumni will support the university’s NextGen Precision Health Institute, the capital priority for the state’s flagship campus. University officials celebrated the gift from Mike Brown, a 1979 MU graduate, and his wife Millie Brown, a 1982 graduate. “We are grateful for Mike and Millie’s tremendous support,” MU […]

In Search of a Better Cancer Treatment

In Search of a Better Cancer Treatment

The American Cancer Society reports that approximately 25,000 people will die from leukemia this year. Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are difficult to treat and have poor prognostic outlooks, despite advances in treatments. ALL also is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in children. Bret Ulery, an assistant professor in the Department of […]

Wearable AC

Wearable AC

One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield — preventing heat stroke or exhaustion — by using “wearable air conditioning,” an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and […]

Research has Implications for Aging, Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Research has Implications for Aging, Arthritis and Osteoporosis

It is well-known that a lack of physical activity can cause bone loss or fractures in elderly people, bedridden patients or even sedentary youth. That’s because bone mass is regulated, in part, by mechanical stimuli. Similar to muscles, bones add mass when they are mechanically loaded via physical activity but will lose mass if immobilized […]

Hunt Receives Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award

Hunt Receives Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award

Heather Hunt, an associate professor in Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering Department  in the the College of Engineering, took home the Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Dr. Hunt was on site to accept the award. Dr. Hunt has become an advocate for online […]

MU Awards $260,000 to Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries from Lab to Market

MU Awards $260,000 to Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries from Lab to Market

College of Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa talks to Roger Fales and John Pardalos at the Coulter Awards & Mixer at the School of Medicine Nov. 5. The University of Missouri’s Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program awarded four grants totaling $260,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct [...]
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