Coenzyme NAD+ could be key to treating debilitating diseases

Coenzyme NAD+ could be key to treating debilitating diseases

Shinghua Ding Boosting the production of a certain metabolite in the human body may be key to preventing or treating debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But more work is needed to determine how NAD+ and associated molecules respond differently in various areas of the brain and spinal cord. That’s one take-away [...]
Researcher bioengineers heart valve scaffolding

Researcher bioengineers heart valve scaffolding

From left: The leaflet scaffold, tissue-engineered leaflet and trilayered structure of leaflet tissue. A Mizzou Engineer is developing biodegradable heart valve scaffolds that can replace damaged valves, and grow and function as native tissue valves. Soumen Jana Soumen Jana, an assistant professor of biomedical, biological and chemical engineering, is designing scaffold that mimics the make-up [...]
Alumnus earns spot on Forbes 30 under 30

Alumnus earns spot on Forbes 30 under 30

Corey Staller is on a mission to save the world by helping to solve the climate crisis. On the path to realizing that vision, the Mizzou alumnus has been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30, a national list that recognizes the brightest entrepreneurs, leaders and rising young stars in the United States. So, it seems [...]
Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

What do robots, plastic bottles and cows have in common? They all top Mizzou Engineering’s list of stories in 2021. Here are our top 10 research stories of the year. SPOT It marched. It twerked. It caused international hoopla. A video of Spot went viral in October after the four-legged robot performed alongside Marching Mizzou [...]
Investing in the future: Jost gift supports education, workforce

Investing in the future: Jost gift supports education, workforce

Jerry Jost and wife, Ruth Binger Jerry Jost BS ChE ’70 believes in giving back to his country. After serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves, he founded Jost Chemical, which has created some 350 jobs and supported countless others. “When you create a job, that’s a living thing,” Jost said. “You’re also [...]
Guidoboni shares intersections of engineering, precision health

Guidoboni shares intersections of engineering, precision health

Associate Dean for Research Giovanna Guidoboni presents at the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series. From the development of home sensors that monitor vital signs to computational modeling of the human brain, there are numerous intersections between engineering and health care. That’s why Associate Dean for Research Giovanna Guidoboni urged faculty across campus to partner with [...]
Gift to establish Jerry L. Jost Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering

Gift to establish Jerry L. Jost Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering

Jerry Jost addresses the crowd after announcing the $2 million gift to the University of Missouri. By Pate McCuien | MU News Bureau The University of Missouri today announced a $2 million gift from alumnus Jerry Jost to the College of Engineering. The gift will establish the Jerry L. Jost Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering. [...]
Undergraduates present brain research at Neuroscience 2021

Undergraduates present brain research at Neuroscience 2021

Mizzou Engineering students joined neuroscientists from around the world last month to exchange ideas and new discoveries about the human brain. Three undergraduate students also presented their work as first authors at Neuroscience 2021, a prestigious international conference hosted by the Society for Neuroscience. Presenters included Pete Canfield, a junior in computer science and Matt [...]
Researcher to study ways to prevent gum formation in fuel

Researcher to study ways to prevent gum formation in fuel

Gasoline doesn’t come with an expiration date, but over time, some components of unused fuel and crude oil can oxidize and form gum-like deposits through a process called autoxidation. Scientists understand the chemical steps for this process, but they aren’t sure why it happens in some cases but not others. Now, a Mizzou Engineer has [...]

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