Feb. 8, 2024
Over the past decade, MU research has saved and enriched lives in Missouri and around the world. A few examples:
- Using in-home sensors to detect falls and monitor movements of older adults.
- Creating an innovative vaccine from a dog’s tumor to target and kill cancer cells in dogs with osteosarcoma.
- Increasing successful fertility outcomes for livestock farmers.
- Using CRISPR gene-editing technology to produce mosquitoes that are unable to replicate the Zika virus.
- Strengthening reading and writing skills for Missouri students in K-12 classrooms.
- Studying the benefits that companion animals can have for kids with autism.
- Assisting more than 500 Missouri nursing homes with their COVID-19 response.
- Testing for chronic wasting disease in deer, African Swine Fever in pigs, avian influenza in poultry, and rabies in companion animals.
- Developing a video game-based therapy to help stroke patients improve their motor skills.
- Studying how biological information travels between mothers and babies during pregnancy.
- Examining how texting can speed up decision-making and reduce avoidable hospitalizations in nursing homes.
- Offering evidence-based recommendations for rural schools implementing childhood obesity programs.
- Identifying specific mutations in the Delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus that assist the development of antiviral drugs.
- Alerting cattle ranchers to invasive ticks that can impact the health of the livestock industry.
- Combatting the bullying of students with disabilities.
- Boosting the physical and mental health of older adults through group exercise.