New tool provides greater accuracy for medical biosensors
A team of researchers developed a new method using nanopores — a nanometer-sized hole — to help scientists advance their discoveries in neuroscience and other medical applications.
A new view of microscopic processes
With the support of a two-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and an additional $300,000 from the university, Matt Maschmann and a team of researchers are purchasing new equipment which will allow researchers to conduct scientific experiments while simultaneously viewing reactions as they happen in real time.
Mizzou Engineering researcher helps turn food wastes into biodegradable plastics
A Mizzou Engineer is helping researchers at Virginia Tech develop a process to convert food wastes into biodegradable plastics. Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an associate professor of chemical and biomedical Engineering and a bioprocess engineer. She’s part of a team that received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to upscale bioplastic production with the goal of replacing petroleum-based plastics while also keeping leftovers out of landfills.
Missouri Water Center works to monitor water quality, quantities; train students
When it comes to water, there are a lot of stakeholders. Not only do we all need access to clean water—including fish and wildlife—but local economies rely on lakes and rivers for agriculture and tourism. When there’s not enough, droughts can destroy a year’s worth of crops. Too much can cause flooding that devastates communities. With those factors in mind, Mizzou established the Missouri Water Center a year ago, merging two former centers.
Wear and forget: an ultrasoft material for on-skin health devices
Zheng Yan and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri may have a solution. They have created an ultrasoft “skin-like” material — that’s both breathable and stretchable — for use in the development of an on-skin, wearable bioelectronic device.
Mizzou Engineering researchers design new heart health wearable device
A team of Mizzou Engineering researchers are using a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help create a breathable material — with antibacterial and antiviral properties — to support the team’s ongoing development of a multifunctional, wearable heart monitor.
Team using fluorescent molecules as biomarkers to study secretion
An interdisciplinary research team received NSF funding to develop a method to follow biological activity using fluorescent molecules
In pursuit of better lithium-ion batteries
By Eric Stann | MU News Bureau From personal electronics to electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are used in many technologies today.…
Building polymers one molecule at a time
A Mizzou Engineering researcher has demonstrated a new method of controlling material behavior by building polymers molecule-by-molecule. Polymers are made of long, repeating chains of single molecules known as monomers. In this study, Matthias Young — an assistant professor of biomedical, biological and chemical engineering — focused on monomers that exhibit high electrochemical capabilities, making…
Interdisciplinary team uses light as an innovative treatment to prevent tongue weakness in ALS
An interdisciplinary research team at Mizzou is investigating a novel treatment to prevent tongue muscle degeneration and preserve swallowing function in patients suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).