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Engineering team proposes new mass transit model during pandemics

A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a model that could help reduce the risk of exposure to viruses such as COVID while still operating public transportation.

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New web resource provides health, socioeconomic, other geospatial data

A Mizzou Engineering team has developed a web resource that allows users to sort and view health, socioeconomic, accessibility and population data by county.

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A faster ‘code breaker’ to analyze human DNA

Mizzou researchers are developing a free, online resource that could help scientists accelerate their discoveries for various human diseases.

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Using blockchain to streamline supply chains

A Mizzou Engineering researcher is part of team proposing a new way to use blockchain technology to streamline supply chains. Blockchain is a decentralized database that allows multiple stakeholders to access and share information in a secure, transparent manner. Users can provide information to the decentralized database; however, they cannot tamper with data once it…

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Mizzou Engineers Using Twitter to Track COVID-19

Mizzou Engineers are taking to Twitter to track COVID-19 and analyze the virus's impact on individual health. Yijie Ren, Jiacheng Xie and Lei Jiang are using Twitter’s built-in programming interface to search tweets for key phrases such as “I tested positive.” From there, they’re delving deeper into the Twitter user’s account to log symptoms and recovery experiences.

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Professor Helping Develop Better Way to Diagnose COVID-19

A Mizzou Engineer has teamed up with a company to help develop a better way to diagnose COVID-19. Dong Xu, Shumaker Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is working with a company applying nanopore sequencers to test DNA samples for the virus. Xu will then help develop a system to analyze the DNA data.

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Mizzou Engineering Alumnus Part of Naval Team Studying Impact of UV Light on COVID-19

For his thesis project at Mizzou Engineering, Brett Huhman ’03, ’06, developed a method to use ultraviolet (UV) light to combat anthrax. While it was timely in the early 2000s, Huhman admits he never thought he’d return to that research. Then came COVID-19. Now, Huhman is part of a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) team analyzing how well ultraviolet light sources can combat the coronavirus.

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Mizzou Engineers, Physicians to Help Rural Missouri Plan Ahead for Pandemic: Geospatial Big Data is Key

Planning ahead for a pandemic—or any disaster situation—is costly and complex. Now, Mizzou researchers are hoping to take the guesswork out of it for Missouri’s smaller communities.

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Genome Sequences Could Be Key to COVID-19

The secret to surviving COVID-19 could be locked in our DNA. Researchers are analyzing genome sequences to find clues about why some people are more susceptible to the virus. Right now, doing that work comes with a hefty price tag. But Praveen Rao is developing a way for more scientists to unlock that information for free.

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Flu researcher brings team together to tackle COVID-19

Professor Henry Wan has studied flu viruses for years, and he can assure you, coronavirus is not the same. It’s trickier. Less predictable And for many, deadlier. But there are insights scientists can glean from decades of research around the transmission of the flu. That’s why a team of Mizzou researchers is turning its collective attention to COVID-19.