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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.

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Engineer proposes deep learning system to speed drug development

A Mizzou Engineer has proposed a new deep learning system that would speed up drug development by more accurately predicting how drugs and proteins interact.

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Coenzyme NAD+ could be key to treating debilitating diseases

Boosting the production of a certain metabolite in the human body may be key to preventing or treating debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Researcher bioengineers heart valve scaffolding

A Mizzou Engineer is developing biodegradable heart valve scaffolds that can replace damaged valves, and grow and function as native tissue valves.

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Team creating system to monitor vital signs, alert patients

A Mizzou Engineering team is developing a system that will monitor vital signs and may someday be able to alert people when they need to seek medical care.

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Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Researchers are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure.

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Mizzou Engineers to help NextGen Precision Health professionals process, analyze, protect big data

Mizzou Engineers will help NextGen Precision Health professionals analyze the large volumes of information coming from sophisticated MRI and other imaging equipment, as well as determining how best to store that information securely.