Author: Delia Croessmann

Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics – to create a new, ultrasensitive DNA biosensor. The new sensor could potentially detect DNA-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer and genetic disorders, as well as monitor patient responses to therapies.

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Missouri S&T students, alumni help housebound kids with virtual STEM outreach

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Students from Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team are adapting their traditional onsite K-12 outreach visits to virtual learning sessions for curious kids who are housebound during coronavirus pandemic school closures.

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A heart and soul for research

Posted by on February 24, 2020

Nuran Ercal could easily be called the backbone of biochemistry at Missouri S&T. Named the Richard K. Vitek/Foundation for Chemical Research Endowed Chair in Biochemistry in 2009, Ercal combines academic expertise from analytical and environmental chemistry, biological sciences, and chemical and biological engineering to make significant and collaborative contributions to science.

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Missouri S&T to launch Global Engineering Program in fall 2020

Posted by on February 20, 2020

Future engineers who aspire to work globally can prepare for their careers through Missouri S&T’s new Global Engineering Program. Engineering students will enroll in the program starting in the fall 2020 semester.

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A crime to remember

Posted by on February 13, 2020

With painstaking accuracy, Dr. Trent Brown tells a compelling story of true crime that reveals the consequences of socioeconomic injustice in the South in his new book, Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case. The book is published by LSU Press and will be released February 19.

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Missouri S&T to host Graduate Student Recruitment Day

Posted by on February 11, 2020

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its first Graduate Student Recruitment Day on Saturday, March 7. The informational event is open to college graduates, graduating college seniors and undergraduates interested in attending graduate school.

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Scientists explain why naked mole-rats’ longevity contradicts accepted aging theory

Posted by on February 7, 2020

Dr. Chen Hou and his research collaborators have found an answer to the decades-old question of why naked mole-rats with high oxidative damage live 10 times longer than mice of comparative weight.

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Expert commentary: Super Bowl victory an economic win to team’s community

Posted by on January 19, 2020

Whichever team wins the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 – the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers – the economy of the winning team’s region can expect some additional income as a result of the win, according to Dr. Michael Davis, interim chair and associate professor of economics at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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LIGO-Virgo network catches another neutron star collision

Posted by on January 11, 2020

A new study confirms that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) near Livingston, Louisiana observed a neutron star collision on April 25, 2019. The observation is only the second time researchers detected such an event in gravitational waves.

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Missouri S&T researcher listed among highly cited researchers

Posted by on November 22, 2019

The Web of Science Group released its international list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 this week and included Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher Dr. Yew San Hor.

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