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Team using fluorescent molecules as biomarkers to study secretion

An interdisciplinary research team received NSF funding to develop a method to follow biological activity using fluorescent molecules

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Reversing drug resistance in lung cancer

Raghuraman Kannan, right, and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri recently received a $2.35 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to generate preclinical data based on their existing research around lung cancer — the required step before human clinical trials can begin. By Eric Stann | MU News Burea When…

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Wan receives $5 million grant to study animal-human transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Professor Henry Wan has received a $5 million USDA grant to study whether animals might send new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus back to us.

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Mizzou Engineering team develops tool to assess diabetes risk

Mizzou Engineers are bringing artificial intelligence services to the end user through edge intelligence, developing a smartphone app that lets you determine your risk for diabetes. Unlike other tools available, the system would allow you to enter personal health data securely and ensure it remains private.

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Interdisciplinary team uses light as an innovative treatment to prevent tongue weakness in ALS

An interdisciplinary research team at Mizzou is investigating a novel treatment to prevent tongue muscle degeneration and preserve swallowing function in patients suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

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Blockchain could be key to connecting patients with clinical trials

Before a prescription drug or device can become available to the general public, it has to go through clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness. The problem is that most people don’t even know these trials exist, let alone how to…

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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…