Research

A summer at Stingray Bay and beyond

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Biological sciences senior Vanessa Mahan thought she wanted to be a medical doctor. But after a semester’s coursework in cell biology, Mahan decided the profession was not for her. Further exploring her interests through a biodiversity course, Mahan found her passion — merging medicine with her love of animals.

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The battle for the brain

Posted by on August 2, 2019

By Andrew Careaga, acareaga@mst.edu Soldiers in combat encounter life-threatening perils at every turn. But even if they survive a dangerous situation like a roadside bomb detonation, that experience could result in long-term, life-threatening damage. And the cause may never be known.

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Seeking TBI therapies

Posted by on August 2, 2019

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu Complications from TBI can be life altering. They include post-traumatic seizures and hydrocephalus, as well as serious cognitive and psychological impairments, and the search for treatments to mitigate these neurodegenerative processes is on.

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Understanding the invisible injury

Posted by on August 2, 2019

By Sarah Potter, sarah.potter@mst.edu “Research is creating new knowledge.”–Neil Armstrong  Research keeps professors on the vanguard of knowledge in their fields and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their area of study. For students and recent graduates researching traumatic brain injury (TBI) at Missouri S&T, the work is both a passion and a […]

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Analyzing small molecules for big results

Posted by on August 2, 2019

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu At only 28 years old, Casey Burton, Chem’13, PhD Chem’17, director of medical research at Phelps Health in Rolla and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, is poised to become a prodigious bioanalytical researcher.

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To prevent and protect

Posted by on August 2, 2019

By Peter Ehrhard, ehrhardp@mst.edu Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are an unfortunate but all too common occurrence during military training and deployment. Because mild TBIs often present no obvious signs of head trauma or facial lacerations, they are the most difficult to diagnose at the time of the injury, and patients often perceive the impact as […]

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Physics grad receives NSF graduate research fellowship

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Cameron Lerch, Phys’19, was awarded a place in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Deep learning to escape deep water

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon help transportation agencies and first responders determine the best evacuation routes during floods, thanks to the work of Missouri S&T researchers.

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At the forefront of astrophysics research

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Using two 4-kilometer-long laser interferometers located in Washington and Louisiana, scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a weak 1.3 billion-year-old signal from the collision of two black holes. The discovery proved the existence of the gravitational waves Albert Einstein predicted in his general theory of relativity.

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Groundwater mapping, managed flooding may help stop sinking

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Parts of California’s Central Valley, the state’s most productive farm region, sunk as much as 28 feet during the first half of the 20th century, and if modeling is accurate, the ground will sink another 13 feet or more over the next 20 years.

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