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Personal health trackers may include smart face mask, other wearables

Zheng Yan, an assistant professor of biomedical, biological and chemical engineering recently published two studies demonstrating different ways to improve wearable bioelectronic devices.

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Researcher continues work to decode genome sequences

In the future, hospitals and clinics may be able to better manage diseases by pinpointing exactly how an individual’s body will respond to treatment. But first, they need a fast, efficient and secure way to analyze DNA, or human genome sequences. Enter Praveen Rao, an associate professor with joint appointments in Health Management & Informatics…

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Heart of the matter: Oliver part of team devising new way to detect heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., many times claiming its victims without warning. Maggie Oliver, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, hopes to help to change that. She’s…

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Mizzou Engineering team devises novel way to non-invasively monitor heart problems

In the future, people with heart problems may be able to monitor their condition from home, ensuring they are taking the appropriate type and amount of medicine. That’s because a Mizzou Engineering research team has devised a way to non-invasively assess whether a person’s heart is in balance with the circulatory system. The work earned…

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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.