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Using AI to analyze large amounts of biological data

Researchers at the University of Missouri are applying a form of artificial intelligence (AI) — previously used to analyze how National Basketball Association (NBA) players move their bodies — to now help scientists develop new drug therapies for medical treatments targeting cancers and other diseases.

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Personalizing the fight against flu

The COVID-19 pandemic might have overshadowed the usual concerns about the annual flu season, but the virus continues to be a top priority for Henry Wan, a virologist at the University of Missouri with a joint appointment in engineering.

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World-renowned biomedical engineer to deliver keynote at Mizzou Engineering

World-renowned biomedical engineer John A. Rogers — a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Medicine — will deliver a keynote at Mizzou Engineering next month.

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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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$2.6 million grant partnership creates first online clinical engineer program

The University of Missouri has created a first-in-the nation online clinical engineer certification program.

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Harnessing the power of AI to advance knowledge of Type 1 diabetes

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Texas Children’s Hospital has used a new data-driven approach to learn more about persons with Type 1 diabetes.

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Engineer receives $2.3 million grant to investigate new disease

Professor Shinghua Ding has received a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate a previously unknown disease.

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Adolescent psychological well-being tied to adult risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds

Scientists have known for years that a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can be lowered with lifestyle changes such as modifying diet, exercise, alcohol and tobacco use. Now Anand Chockalingam and Sharan Srinivas at the University of Missouri demonstrate in a new study that a long-term association also exists between an adolescent’s psychological well-being and their risk of CVD as an adult.

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Engineer uses advanced deep learning to predict where proteins will localize within cells

A Mizzou Engineer is developing computational tools that can be used to predict where proteins will localize within a cell. Using highly advanced deep learning, the resource could help researchers better understand how proteins function or, if positioned incorrectly within a cell, misfire and cause problems.

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Industrial Engineer helps investigate disparities in obstetric care

A Mizzou Engineer has teamed up with an interdisciplinary research group in Montana to study disparities in obstetric care.