Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Health care workers know that turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, a procedure known as proning, helps the patients by opening their lungs. As the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread in Missouri, MU Health Care officials reached out the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force to see if someone could design a device to facilitate the proning […]

MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

The MU College of Engineering is working with the Columbia STEM Alliance, Columbia Public Schools, the Columbia Police Department, Boone County and the MU-COVID-19 Task Force to manufacture face shields for first responders and health care workers at no cost. Bill Moore, BS ’77, MS ’85 CiE, the board president of the Columbia STEM Alliance, […]

Feeling anxiety? Reverse-engineering the brain could help

Feeling anxiety? Reverse-engineering the brain could help

A model shows the complexity of circuits inside the human brain. Reverse-engineering the brain could lead to major medical breakthroughs. The anxiety you may be feeling right now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic stems back to our prehistoric need to survive. Biologists have explored this principle for decades. Those breathing techniques that your [...]
How to Stay Private While Sharing on Social Media

How to Stay Private While Sharing on Social Media

This diagram, provided by Associate Professor Dan Lin, shows how images can easily be shared with an unintended recipient. In this case, Alice unsuccessfully attempted to block Mary from seeing her photos. More people are turning to social media for human interaction during stay-at-home orders, but one Mizzou Engineering researcher warns that oversharing gives scammers [...]
Task Force working to solve COVID-19 problems

Task Force working to solve COVID-19 problems

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. For weeks, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, researchers, health care professionals and university leaders has been working behind the scenes to solve COVID-19-related problems. Organized by Mizzou Engineering, the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force includes representatives from University [...]

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