UMKC and Broad Institute researchers sequence complete genome of Athlete’s Foot fungus

Posted by on September 4, 2012 at 7:41 am

Researchers at the UMKC School of Biological Sciences, working with investigators at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., have sequenced the complete genomes for five separate fungi in the dermatophyte group, which cause a variety of fungal infections, including athlete’s foot. The work at UMKC was performed in the lab of Theodore White, Ph.D., Interim […]

Dr. Diane Harper participates in WHO presentation on cervical cancer at World Cancer Congress

Posted by on August 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

Diane Harper, M.D., joined representatives from the World Health Organization in a presentation August 29 in Montreal for the World Cancer Congress – Union for International Cancer Control, which represents the largest network dedicated to global cancer control. Dr. Harper, Professor of Medicine in the UMKC Departments of Community and Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and […]

UMKC Department of Ophthalmology Awarded Blindness Prevention Grant

Posted by on August 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

Researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine have received a four-year challenge grant of $220,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness, the leading voluntary health organization supporting eye research directed at the prevention, treatment or eradication of all diseases that threaten vision. The research will be directed by […]

International team of astronomers report observations of ‘record-breaking’ star formation

Posted by on August 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

UMKC astrophysicist Mark Brodwin, Ph.D., is part of a team of astronomers that have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, that is breaking several important cosmic records. Observations of the Phoenix cluster with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Telescope, and eight other world-class […]

School of Dentistry researcher develops new process for imaging bone mineral

Posted by on July 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

Working with colleagues in Switzerland, University of Missouri-Kansas City Professor Jeffrey Gorski, PhD., has developed a “high-pressure freezing” method for preserving calcium and phosphorus in biological specimens. As a result, researchers will get a clearer picture of how bone tissue processes these vital elements and incorporates them into bone structure. Traditional methods for preparing bone […]

UMKC researchers awarded $8.3 million NIH grant to study ‘crosstalk’ between bones and muscles

Posted by on July 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has received a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the relationship between osteoporosis (loss of bone density) and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) as people age. The research will be led by Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D., Curators’ Professor […]