The battle for the brain

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

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

Students advance traumatic brain injury research

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 duty.

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Analyzing small molecules for big results

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

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 mild or harmless. Brain injury is cumulative, so treating a patient within the “golden hour” — the first 60 minutes after injury — is crucial for improved long-term recovery.

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The battle for the brain

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Success in arts, sciences and business

It’s no secret that Missouri S&T is known for engineering. It’s been that way since our founding nearly 150 years ago. The U.S. needed engineers to help fuel the nation’s industrial expansion, and the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy — now Missouri S&T — was established in 1870 to meet that need. [Read more…]

Beyond engineering

Our graduates with degrees in the sciences, business, humanities and liberal arts find success in diverse careers, from traditional paths to cutting-edge industries. They thrive as civic leaders, educators, innovative thinkers and problem-solvers. Take a look at just a few of the industries and roles in which these S&T alumni have left their mark. [Read more…]

Smart technologies

Where people and technology intersect

Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart speakers. Smart appliances.

Smart devices improve people’s lives every day. Advances in smart technology help people stay connected, find information and organize their lives along with numerous other benefits.

But these advances also bring a sense of unease and insecurity, such as concerns about privacy, personal data sharing and ethics. [Read more…]

Fuel for the precision moon shot

The highest research priority for the University of Missouri System can be described as a kind of “moon shot” moment — an ambitious stretch that will require all hands on deck. And three CASB researchers will play an important role.
Unlike President John F. Kennedy’s call to put a man on the moon, however, this effort is firmly grounded in one of the great challenges of the terrestrial world: the challenge of “precision medicine,” or customized, personalized health care and medical treatment. [Read more…]