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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 the level of skin hydration.


Constructing ‘smart’ roads

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Thousands of miles of roads and bridges continue to age across Missouri, and policy makers are looking for answers to the crumbling infrastructure.

Elizabeth G. Loboa standing outside of Lafferre

Research has Implications for Aging, Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Similar to muscles, bones add mass when they are mechanically loaded via physical activity but will lose mass if immobilized or when a person spends time at low or zero gravity, such as an astronaut. New research from Mizzou Engineers finds that similar processes occur with cartilage.

Loboa, Fales, Pardalos

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

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 patient care. The grants were announced at an awards ceremony on Nov. 5 at the MU School of Medicine.

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MU hosts roundtable on distracted driving

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in conjunction with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and, held a “Distracted Driving Roundtable: Act to End Deadly Distractions” at the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus Oct. 29.

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MU recognized for innovative culture

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) recently launched a national campaign that recognizes Mizzou’s innovative culture. NAI chose MU to host the kickoff due to our university’s past successes in supporting early-stage innovations.

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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 the NIH website.

Servers and cables.

Mizzou Engineers leading UM System effort for computational data hub

The upcoming NextGen Precision Health Institute will bring researchers from across MU and the UM System together in one world-class facility to collaborate on the kinds of research that will shape the way the world uncovers precision health outcomes for individual patients.

Marjorie Skubic, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MU.

Mizzou’s Skubic helping shape rehab recovery

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. For patients recovering from a stroke, paralysis or loss of muscle movement on one side of the body can make daily chores and tasks more difficult to complete. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have received more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to better assess and monitor patients recovering from stroke.

Sheila Grant poses in front of some foliage.

MU receives nearly $4 million from National Institutes of Health to commercialize biomedical discoveries

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Missouri-Columbia nearly $4 million to direct a consortium of Midwestern universities that will collaborate to turn biomedical discoveries into marketable products.