Researchers Create Unique DNA Biosensor for Early Stage Disease Detection

Researchers Create Unique DNA Biosensor for Early Stage Disease Detection 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 –

Effort to Screen Potential COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Underway

Effort to Screen Potential COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Underway Six months into the pandemic, people diagnosed with mild cases of COVID-19 still are told to isolate themselves and wait out the infection at home. Doctors monitor such patients so they can intervene if their condition deteriorates, but no antiviral drugs have

Trials by Fire

Trials by Fire Since its inception in 2005, the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders has served as a national leader in autism research, advancing the field by improving diagnostic measures, identifying genetic markers that cause autism, and developing effective behavioral treatments for people on the

Diabetes in Mice Cured Rapidly Using Human Stem Cell Strategy

Diabetes in Mice Cured Rapidly Using Human Stem Cell Strategy Researchers have converted human stem cells into insulin-producing cells and demonstrated in mice infused with such cells that blood sugar levels can be controlled and diabetes functionally cured for nine months. Read more...

‘Jumping Genes’ Help Stabilize DNA Folding Patterns

‘Jumping Genes’ Help Stabilize DNA Folding Patterns “Jumping genes” — bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another — are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates