Tag: cataracts

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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UMR researcher receives NSF CAREER grant

Posted by on February 23, 2006

Dr. Kai-Tak Wan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, recently received a CAREER grant from the Nano and Bio Mechanics program of the National Science Foundation for his research into the mechanical characterization of eye lenses and single cell characterization.

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UMR researcher sets sights on improving vision

Posted by on November 15, 2005

A University of Missouri-Rolla researcher has teamed up with a St. Louis opthamologist to help those who suffer from cataracts by studying the elasticity of lenses.

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