Tag: cancer

Missouri S&T researchers work to develop simple test for breast cancer

Posted by on May 22, 2020

The American Cancer Society notes that detecting breast cancer early can lead to better outcomes, but current methods to detect cancer at its earliest stages can be invasive, uncomfortable and inaccurate. This is why a pair of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are teaming up to develop a urine test to determine whether a patient may be at increased risk of having breast cancer.

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The year in research: 18 stories worth revisiting

Posted by on December 17, 2018

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From studies on how DNA could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatments to research on how to develop trust with artificial intelligence to studies on gender bias, traumatic brain injury, electric vehicle charging and more, Missouri S&T faculty and students explored a variety of research topics in 2018. Here are 18 major research stories from S&T for the 2018 calendar year.

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A fight against aging

Posted by on August 1, 2017

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For years, Jatin Mehta watched his mother’s health degrade as she dealt with the debilitating effects of type 2 diabetes. When she passed away on March 5, 2016, Mehta dedicated his research to her, and to the millions of others around the world that die from age-associated diseases every year.

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Art of one

Posted by on January 25, 2017

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Derek Carpenter’s life came to a standstill in December 2012. Fresh out of college with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T, he was ready to move home to Colorado to start his career as a lab manager. Then the diagnosis came. On a routine checkup, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. […]

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Prevention with a capital ‘P’

Posted by on August 31, 2016

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Cancer-detection device poised to save lives The early detection of cancer through screening techniques such as mammograms saves thousands of lives annually. Yinfa Ma is out to save thousands more through an easier and less costly approach.

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Miner athletics helps Wish Kid Joey realize his dream

Posted by on April 10, 2016

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The basketball court at Missouri University of Science and Technology became a court of celebration Sunday (April 10) for one area youth battling cancer.

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S&T technique to detect breast cancer moving from lab to commercialization

Posted by on February 2, 2016

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Cancer screening could soon be as simple as giving a urine sample using a patented device developed by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher. This week, Wyoming-based Cancer.im Inc., a Viratech Corp. company (Symbol: VIRA) and social network for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers, announced an agreement with Missouri S&T to commercialize the device.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Delbert Day to receive Phoenix Award

Posted by on September 15, 2010

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2010 Phoenix Award Glass Person of the Year, the glass industry’s top honor. The Phoenix Award is given annually to a living person who has made outstanding contributions to the industry.

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Delbert Day elected into National Academy of Engineering for cancer research

Posted by on February 12, 2004

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at UMR whose work with glass has resulted in a variety of inventions — from "glasphalt" for roads to an innovative approach to fight liver cancer using microscopic, irradiated glass beads — has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, the NAE announced Friday, Feb. […]

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