Most elements can only have their therapeutic radioisotopes separated with use of a very powerful electromagnet. And Mizzou Engineering’s John Gahl just received funding to set up and operate one.
The Mizzou team of researchers utilized non-contact hydraulic bed sensors to estimate relative systolic blood pressure — the top number in a typical blood pressure reading — by extracting features from the ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal.
The goal of the program is to bring engineers and clinicians together to develop novel solutions to pressing medical needs. As such, the three projects funded this year — a total of $302,000 — include faculty members from Mizzou Engineering and the School of Medicine.
The departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering will join together to form the Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering Department starting this academic year.
University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright appointed MU Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa as the vice chancellor for Strategic Partnerships during his campus address on Wednesday.
Syed Kamrul Islam took over as head of EECS effective July 1. Islam previously served as a professor, James W. McConnell Endowed Chair and associate head for Academic Affairs of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
MU hosted the Precision Medicine Summit on Wednesday, which brought exceptional faculty from MU as well as Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri-St. Louis, and Missouri S&T to highlight the breadth and quality of translational precision medicine research activities.
Imagine being able to do any task 69 times faster and the possibilities that would open for an individual or a company. Now imagine that speed being applied to manufacturing all manner of electronics and how it might lead to greater supply and lower costs for consumers.