Engineering a revolutionary method to measure cardiovascular stiffness
In a discovery that could revolutionize precision heart health care, Mizzou Engineering researchers have developed a way to measure cardiovascular stiffness—or the rigidity of arteries in your heart—based on data already being collected by traditional echocardiograms. “I consider this the most important work I’ve done in my career,” Professor Noah Manring said.
Team develops prototype for 4D printed medical implant that promotes regeneration of soft tissue
A Mizzou Engineering research team has successfully developed a prototype for a personalized medical implant that promotes the regeneration of soft tissue. The key is 4D printing, a 3D printing technique used on smart materials capable of changing function based on specific conditions.
Siemens Healthineers interns make strides to improve health in mid-Missouri
Thanks to the University of Missouri’s Value Partnership with Siemens Healthineers, MU student Erica Goodin got the opportunity to observe the process of powering down an MRI machine at a local hospital. During her internship, Goodin also worked with electrical components and circuit diagrams to solve issues with the 7-Tesla MRI scanner that belongs to NextGen Precision Health. These were special experiences for the biomedical engineering major who plans to work with similar machines in her future career.
Mizzou Engineering secures Nanoscribe Quantum X Shape 3D printer
Purchased with nearly $1 million from a U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) grant, the Quantum X shape from Nanoscribe, a Bico company, uses a process called two-photon lithography to rapidly cure a liquid resin, making it ideal for rapid prototyping and wafer-scale processing of any 3D shape. It’s the fastest and most accurate 3D printer for high-end microfabrication tasks on the market. Mizzou Engineering is one of just a few U.S. organizations to have the printer in and one of fewer than 100 around the world.
Mizzou Engineers advanced energy, AI, materials, transportation, health in 2023
This past year, Mizzou Engineers worked on significant solutions to society’s most-pressing challenges. They advanced nuclear power. They studied ways to turn leftover bread crust into plastics that will degrade naturally in the environment. They made artificial intelligence explain itself. They invented new materials, investigated self-driving trucks and came up with an innovative system to optimize blood supplies.
New tool provides greater accuracy for medical biosensors
A team of researchers developed a new method using nanopores — a nanometer-sized hole — to help scientists advance their discoveries in neuroscience and other medical applications.
Mizzou Engineer outlines system to customize blood supply chain solutions
Blood supply chains can be complicated. On one hand, healthcare providers must make sure they have enough to meet demands, which can be unexpected. On the other hand, roughly 20 million donated platelets are discarded each year because they expire before they’re needed.
AI software can predict ‘roadmap’ for protein location, biological discoveries
Recently, Dong Xu, Curators' Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, and colleagues updated their protein localization prediction model, MULocDeep, with the ability to provide more targeted predictions, including specific models for animals, humans and plants.
Mizzou team uses EMG signals to assess movement in osteoarthritis patients
An interdisciplinary research team at Mizzou has demonstrated a way to use non-invasive electromyography, or EMG, signals to assess lower body movements in osteoarthritis patients.
Finding a passion for research
Emma McDougal was one of four Mizzou students to be named a Goldwater Scholar.