Archive for June, 2010

UMKC professor’s U.S. Air Force research could produce vehicles with minds of their own

June 25, 2010

If Professor Vijay Kumar’s project goes as planned, maybe texting while driving will not be the issue it is today. An automatic system would guide cars on their way, leaving the “driver” free to text, shave or even nap! Such a system could be used for national defense purposes, as well. This summer, University of […]

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School of Medicine researchers receive $1.8 million NIH grant to explore molecular mechanisms of drug addiction

June 8, 2010

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine have been awarded a grant of more than $1.8 million for their research into the brain mechanisms responsible for drug abuse and addiction and other mental illnesses such as depression. The grant will support a lab led by John Wang, M.D., Ph.D., who is […]

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UMKC vision researchers identify pathways to boost the nervous system’s self-defense mechanisms

June 8, 2010

Degeneration or acute damage of nerve cells in the brain and retina is a major cause of loss of quality of life and impairment in the United States and worldwide. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Vision Research Center (VRC) at Truman Medical Center have discovered some of the self-defense mechanisms these nerve […]

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