On Wednesday, the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded five grants totaling $409,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care.
Gary Yao, a professor in the Bioengineering Department, recently received the 2014 Educational Award from Edmund Optics, and with it, $10,000 in Edmund products, for his work using pupillary light reflex to screen for neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism, in young children.
In June 2011, the University of Missouri learned its proposal to work with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation through its Transitional Partnership Award Program was approved. The accompanying five-year grant agreement provided MU with $5 million, funding intended to serve as a bridge between biomedical research innovations on the MU campus and their introductions into […]
Autism is widely known as a source of national crisis, a developmental disorder striking the lives of an increasing number of American families. But autism’s causes are still uncertain and its symptoms widely variable. Even autism’s diagnosis is grounded in behavioral evaluations rather than objective physical tests. Gang Yao, a University of Missouri–Columbia biological engineering […]