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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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Dr. Elizabeth King recently awarded National Science Foundation grant

Drs. Troy Zars and Elizabeth King, in the Division of Biological Sciences, were recently awarded a $462,900 National Science Foundation grant!  This grant will be providing funding for a project which will focus on how genes underlie variation in learning and memory performance in fruit flies. Additionally, this grant will support an outreach program called

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J. Chris Pires Celebrated for Research Contributions

J. Chris Pires , a Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences, was selected for the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity. The award is given once a year to a professor who has made outstanding contributions in research and has great promise for achieving wider recognition. It is one of the highest

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Shi-Jie Chen receives his second concurrent NIH R01 award.

Shi-Jie Chen recieved an NIH R01 award entitled: “New computational tools for predicting ion effects in RNR structures” for four years with approximately $1.2M budget. The grant is to develop new algorithm, database, software and web server for metal ion binding to nucleic acids especially RNA molecures. The bioinformatics grant was reviewed in the Biodata

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MUII’s Data Science and Analytics Master’s Program to Deliver Cutting-Edge Training to the NGA with $12 Million Federal Contract

The University of Missouri College of Engineering has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program that will provide cutting-edge analytical training for the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). This new program will address key education and training needs identified by NGA.

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Soybean science blooms with supercomputers

Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB) project finds and shares comprehensive genetic and genomic soybean data through support of NSF-sponsored XSEDE high performance computing. SoyKB helps scientists improve soybean traits. XSEDE Stampede supercomputer 370,000 core hour allocation used in resequencing of over 1,000 soybean germplasm lines. XSEDE ECSS established Pegasus workflow that optimized SoyKB for supercomputers. SoyKB

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Families In Rural Areas Using Telemedicine For Psychiatric, Specialty Care

Mirna Becevic, PhD, an assistant research professor of telemedicine at the School of Medicine, recently was featured in an article by Forbes. Becevic led a study that shows that video-based mental health services are bridging the gap by providing care to underserved areas   http://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2016/07/05/families-in-rural-areas-using-telemedicine-for-psychiatric-specialty-care/#2746f6334df0

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