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Rebuilding Heart Valves Using Tissue Engineering

Rebuilding Heart Valves Using Tissue Engineering

Current medical technology to replace heart valves is problematic for the patient. Patients with mechanical heart valves must take anticoagulation therapy to prevent blood clots. This solution can cause morbidity. Patients with bioprosthetic heart valves face degeneration and calcification of the implanted valve over time, which may cause more than one surgery in the lifetime […]

Locally Made Shields Protect MU Health Care Workers

Locally Made Shields Protect MU Health Care Workers

In April, a volunteer group led by University of Missouri College of Engineering professor Kevin Gillis, DSc, met with MU Health Care leaders. The goal was to figure out the best ways to harness the talent of a cross-campus team of problem-solvers to make medical equipment to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. They decided the […]

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Jennifer Sullivan is a facilities project manager on the University of Missouri’s planning, design and construction team. She played a role in early site development for the NextGen Precision Health Institute, the university’s newest research facility. The institute, a cornerstone of the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, is expected to be completed […]

Flu researcher brings team together to tackle COVID-19

Flu researcher brings team together to tackle COVID-19

Henry Wan studies flu viruses and is now part of research tracking COVID-19. | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond Life Sciences Center Professor Henry Wan has studied flu viruses for years, and he can assure you, coronavirus is not the same. It’s trickier. Less predictable And for many, deadlier. But there are insights scientists can [...]
Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis

Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis

Sean Goggins Roughly 150 million U.S. citizens with chronic illnesses turn to online support communities for assistance — a number likely to grow as COVID-19 forces high-risk individuals to stay home. But not all online health forums are created equal, one expert from Mizzou Engineering warns. “More people are going to be relying on online [...]

Consumer Electronics Show opens doors for Panacea’s Cloud

Panacea’s Cloud is a collaboration between MU researchers Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, and Sal Ahmad, assistant professor of surgery and medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Its purpose is to utilize Google Glass and Recon Jet smart eyewear to allow first responders to relay real-time information to medical directors to allow for informed, systematic care in disaster situations where communication systems may otherwise be compromised.

Recipe for biomedical research success

Raghuraman Kannan has combined his background in chemistry, joint appointments in bioengineering and radiology, entrepreneurial roots, collaborative spirit and tireless energy into promising research for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Raghuraman Kannan was very close to his to his cousin Jegan, a chemist who ran his own lab in India. When the younger man […]

Research mines the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease

James Lee has spent the better part of a decade applying that training to help understand the effects or bring about the end of Alzheimer’s disease. And he recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his research between now and 2019.

Pulsed power research takes aim at brain cancer

Researchers working in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine are finding ways for gold nanoparticles to combine with pulsed power to combat brain cancer.

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