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Three NSF RAPID grants led by MUIDSI Core Faculty to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

MUIDSI core faculty are leading the following ongoing NSF RAPID projects for COVID-19: Dr. Steven Van Doren is the sole PI for “RAPID: Structure of Membrane-Bound Fusion Peptide of SARS-CoV-2 Required for Infection.”  Dr. Praveen Rao is the PI for “RAPID: Democratizing Genome Sequence Analysis for COVID-19 Using CloudLab” with Co-PIs Drs. Wesley Warren, Peter Tonellato, Eduardo

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Applied AI in CDSS in Medicine: A Systematic Review

Objective: Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are continuously developing to solve medical problems and try to improve healthcare management, which has shown a significant result in reducing medical errors and improving multiple healthcare processes. These days, artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more influential in healthcare supporting physicians to make a clinical decision.  Materials and Methods: A systematic review

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Contrast Data Mining and Pattern Discovery for Glaucoma Risk Assessments

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness across the world, about 70 million people have glaucoma, and 4.4 million people are blind due to undiagnosed glaucoma by optic nerve damage worldwide. Studies show that early prediction is the best way to prevent irreversible blindness. To address this problem, we applied a subgroup contrast

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Graduate Research Assistantship in Biomedical Imaging Informatics (available Aug. 2019):

Many heart patients have not benefitted from MR scans due to technical limitations. A Ph.D. student is sought to further develop the new TRENDimaging software package to analyze complex and irregular heart motions. This will support wider application of ultrafast cardiac MR scans. The position is supported by a new grant from the American Heart

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Dr. J. Chris Pires led a multi-institutional team to study vegetable family tree for better food and published in Nature Communications

Dr. Chris Pires led a multi-institutional team to study vegetable family tree for better food and published in Nature Communications. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708154106.htm

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccine: Not easy shot to get

During the past nearly 50 years, antigenic variants of subtype H3N2 influenza A viruses have frequently emerged, causing significant public health challenges. The manner in which these variants emerge and their patterns of spread are not well understood. We identified 15 antigenic drift events with 16 antigenic variants during 1968–2016 by using a novel genomic

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Genetic targets for autism spectrum disorder identified by MU team

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Autism is a spectrum of closely related symptoms involving behavioral, social and cognitive deficits. Early detection of autism in children is key to producing the best outcomes; however, searching for the genetic causes of autism is complicated by various symptoms found within the spectrum. Now, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the

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An RNAmazing research breakthrough

Professor of Bioengineering and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center Li-Qun (Andrew) Gu and Shi-Jie Chen, joint Professor of Physics, Biochemistry and the MU Informatics Institute and their team recently published “Nanopore electric snapshots of an RNA tertiary folding pathway,” in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

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Dr. Gregory Alexander recently awarded AHRQ grant.

Dr. Gregory Alexander, from The Sinclair School of Nursing, was recently awarded a $1,995,522.00 AHRQ grant.  This grant will support an interdisciplinary research team who are already contributing to clinical research in long-term care settings. The PI is a doctorally-prepared RN and fellow in the American Academy of Nursing with over two decades of work

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