Archive: Nov 2016

Nanotechnology a ‘Green’ Approach to Treating Liver Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of the liver or transplant the entire organ. However, an international study led by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers has proven that a new minimally invasive approach targets and destroys precancerous tumor cells in the livers of mice and invitro human cells. Read More

Yeh Named as AAAS 2016 Fellow

Edward T.H. Yeh, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine and a professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Read More

Photography-based Therapy Offers New Approach to Healing for Sexual Assault Survivors

One out of every six American women has experienced a sexual assault or an attempted sexual assault or rape in her lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While more than half of female survivors of rape report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), previous research has found that not all survivors respond to traditional treatments for PTSD, causing their symptoms to resurface over time. Abigail Rolbiecki, PhD, a researcher at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, says that photovoice interventions, where participants express their thoughts and feelings through photos, combined with traditional PTSD treatments, could result in a more complete recovery for survivors of sexual assault. Read More

MU Health System Leaders Announce Awards at Health Sciences Research Day

Leaders from the University of Missouri Health System and MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (iCATS) announced the winners of 15 student research awards and the faculty Dorsett L. Spurgeon, MD, Distinguished Medical Research Award during its annual Health Sciences Research Day held Thursday, Nov. 14, 2014. Read More

MU Eye Researcher Honored with Endowed Professorship

Krishna Sharma, PhD, professor and director of research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the MU School of Medicine, has been appointed the Beryl J. Ortwerth Distinguished Professor in Ophthalmology. Sharma was honored at a ceremony today, Wednesday, Nov. 16. Read More