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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 […]

Weightless Wonderland: Mizzou Engineering Team Does Research in Zero Gravity

Weightless Wonderland: Mizzou Engineering Team Does Research in Zero Gravity

A research experiment by a Mizzou Engineering team in a zero-gravity environment could lead to the development of an efficient method of harvesting water in space. With funding from NASA, the project aims to contribute to future missions to Mars and beyond and for the crew members on the International Space Station (ISS). From William […]

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 […]

MU hosts roundtable on distracted driving

MU hosts roundtable on distracted driving

You encounter them almost every time you get in your vehicle to travel someplace—drivers with one hand on the wheel and one hand on their cell phone. If you are lucky, those distracted drivers won’t involve you in an accident. Last year in Missouri, more than 21,000 motor vehicle crashes involved distracted drivers, either due […]

MU recognized for innovative culture

MU recognized for innovative culture

The University of Missouri is unique in terms of collaborative research, with engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine schools in one location—something only 10 universities in the country can claim on a single campus. The combination of these resources — as well as those provided by schools such as law, journalism, business, and arts and science—positions […]

MU Engineering/School of Medicine researcher receives $3.7 million federal grant

MU Engineering/School of Medicine researcher receives $3.7 million federal grant

With a $3.7 million federal grant, MU is taking the first step in an effort to produce a more effective immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients. This grant is part of the National Institutes of Health “Cancer MoonShot Initiative” whose goal is to make a decade’s worth of cancer research progress within five years, according to [...]
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