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…]

Missouri S&T pre-med student to shadow doctors in Spain

medical-563427_960_720A Missouri University of Science and Technology student has been accepted into the Atlantis Project, a premedical studies exchange program that allows college students to witness medical practices in a different country.

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Studying blood for the greater good

Elizabeth Bowles, a Ph.D. student in chemistry, extracts a blood sample while working on her research in Schrenk Hall.

Elizabeth Bowles, a Ph.D. student in chemistry, extracts a blood sample while working on her research in Schrenk Hall.

Elizabeth Bowles, a Ph.D. student in chemistry at Missouri S&T, has had a rather unconventional goal for the past several years: improve the care of patients with conditions like diabetes or pulmonary arterial hypertension by reducing severe adverse side effects of pharmaceuticals through a new and innovative drug delivery system.

Bowles first started tackling her goals as a researcher at Saint Louis University (SLU).

“My research advisor at SLU had the idea that red blood cells play a role in vessel dilation,” says Bowles. “We wanted to find out what effect the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has on vessel dilation and how ATP levels tie in with different medical conditions.” [Read more…]

S&T and PCRMC to co-host research symposium

microscopeMissouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) are partnering to present a research symposium this month. The symposium is the inaugural event hosted by the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI), a strategic partnership between PCRMC and S&T.

The symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center. The goal of the symposium is to increase research collaboration between S&T faculty and clinicians and physicians at PCRMC. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T, PCRMC form partnership for research and education

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader and Phelps County Regional Medical Center CEO John Denbo sign a memorandum of understanding on July 2, 2015.

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader and Phelps County Regional Medical Center CEO John Denbo sign a memorandum of understanding on July 2, 2015.

Officials from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center met today (Thursday, July 2, 2015) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will help both institutions increase research collaboration and educational exchange. [Read more…]

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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