Category Archives: Health

Fewer needles, no tubes

Amy Johnson, who has type 1 diabetes, has already benefitted from research. But if an invention from the UMKC School of Pharmacy can make the leap from lab to real life, Johnson will benefit even more. The 2014 UMKC graduate is currently tethered to the latest-greatest insulin-delivery system: a pager-sized pump connected through a tube … Continue reading Fewer needles, no tubes

Connecting the dots

Physicians spend a significant portion of their day entering notes about their patients into computers, and the demands of digital recordkeeping can become a burden. But in addition to providing instant access to a patient’s complete medical history, electronic health records create a wealth of information for researchers. Mark Hoffman and his team work to … Continue reading Connecting the dots

Gut feelings: The effect of food on the brain

Drs. Jared and Amanda Bruce are a great team — both inside and outside the academic realm — when it comes to examining the relationship between brain function and health. This husband and wife duo are using neuroimaging to uncover how the brain responds to various food-related stimuli with the ultimate hope that knowledge from … Continue reading Gut feelings: The effect of food on the brain