Tag: iGEM

S&T students work to defeat invasive emerald ash borers

Posted by on October 22, 2018

A team of students from Missouri S&T are working to create ash trees that are genetically resistant to the invasive emerald ash borer.

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S&T student design teams are ready for competition

Posted by on March 20, 2018

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Spring is student design season at Missouri S&T. At any given time during the semester you can see students constructing rockets, driving Formula-style cars around campus parking lots or floating concrete canoes on a local lake.

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Missouri S&T students clean up water through plant biology

Posted by on November 6, 2017

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By designing a new protein for a common plant, Missouri University of Science and Technology students can identify contaminated groundwater in the environment and assure homeowners that their drinking water is clean from pollutants like industrial solvents.

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Missouri S&T students continue fight to eradicate bat disease

Posted by on October 21, 2016

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White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in the United States, threatening to disrupt the country’s ecosystem. Since its introduction in the mid-2000s from Europe, the fungus has plagued the hibernating mosquito eaters.

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Learn more about biology at Missouri S&T’s BioBuilder workshops

Posted by on July 15, 2016

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The local community and Missouri K-12 teachers can learn about the importance of synthetic biology and its role in our everyday lives by attending one of a series of hands-on, interactive summer workshop this July at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T iGEM team earns bronze medal

Posted by on September 30, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation, has earned a bronze medal at the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree, held Sept. 24-28 in Boston. The team earned the medal for its work to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.

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Missouri S&T student team battles disease in bats

Posted by on September 22, 2015

White-nose syndrome has plagued bat species throughout the United States since its introduction in 2006 from Europe. Millions have already died and the disease, caused by a fungus that preys on hibernating bats, threatens to disrupt the ecosystem. However, white-nose syndrome may be on the retreat thanks to a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Ethics in science the focus of a series of events at Missouri S&T

Posted by on November 6, 2014

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New York Times’ bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will be the focus of three different events in November at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T student team cleans up coal

Posted by on October 24, 2014

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Burning coal gases may one day stop releasing nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere and instead produce essential fertilizer components thanks to research by a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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

Posted by on October 29, 2013

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New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will be the focus of three events in November at Missouri S&T.

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