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.
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.
Industrial engineers analyze perceptions of insurance industry
Despite their catchy commercials, insurance companies have a public relations problem. Numerous studies have shown that general perceptions of the industry are negative. Now, a team of Mizzou researchers have used their industrial engineering expertise to find out why.
Mizzou Engineer proposes new guidance law for landing on Mars
Landing a spacecraft on Mars isn’t an easy feat. According to NASA, only about 40 percent of all Mars missions have succeeded, because it requires a vehicle to go from 12,500 miles per hour to zero in a short amount of time while adjusting for heat, pressure and other constraints. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is proposing a new landing strategy that could be more efficient and effective than current methods.
Engineering team tests blast resistance of sandwich walls
A team of Mizzou Engineers conducted full-scale lab experiments to see how various types of sandwich walls withstand the pressure of an explosion.
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.
Team studies virtual reality platforms using new CAVE
The team attempted to develop a new software that can create large-scale virtual models in the CAVE on campus.
Wang selected for National Academies’ Gulf Research Fellowship
A Mizzou Engineer is one of six scientists from across the country selected for an Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF).
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.
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.