Missouri S&T, PCRMC partner on new research

Dr. Honglan Shi is one Missouri S&T faculty member conducting research through the Ozark Biomedical Initiative. Here, she and a student study drinking water quality in Schrenk Hall. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are working with physicians and clinicians from Phelps County Regional Medical Center on medical research that could lead to new treatments for cancer and traumatic brain injury, a new way to predict potential problems at childbirth, and a method to attract and capture poisonous brown recluse spiders. [Read more…]

Chemical transport in plants likened to that of humans

Matt A. Limmer, a doctoral student in environmental engineering (left) with Dr. Joel B. Burken, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of Missouri S&T’s Environmental Research Center

Matt A. Limmer (left), a doctoral student in environmental engineering, works with Dr. Joel B. Burken, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of Missouri S&T’s Environmental Research Center.

Plant roots and certain human membrane systems resist chemical transport in much the same way, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology in a recent journal article. This similarity could make it easier to assess chemical risks for both people and plants, and may even lead to a new approach to testing medications.

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Ethics, race and medicine subject of events at S&T

New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will be the focus of three events in November at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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UMR researcher helps develop tool to diagnosis osteoarthritis

A technique used to detect land mines could soon help rheumatologists and radiologists diagnosis osteoporosis and cervical cancer, thanks in part to the efforts of a University of Missouri-Rolla researcher.

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UMR scholar examines women’s role in medicine in Victorian fiction

The relationship between women and medicine in the 19th century is the focus of a new book by University of Missouri-Rolla author Dr. Kristine Swenson. The book, Medical Women and Victorian Fiction, will be published in November by the University of Missouri Press.

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Living in a medical material world

Biomaterials are going to revolutionize modern medicine — at least that’s what everyone says. The truth is that biomaterials have already done that.

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