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Nobel Prize-winning research

Jeffrey Price, Ph.D., associate professor at the UMKC School of Biological Sciences, is an author of two of the seven key publications on circadian rhythms that led up to this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine. Research in this field contributes to better understanding of the human biological clock, translating into potential therapies to help people … Continue reading Nobel Prize-winning research

Small connections, big implications

In most research, there’s no such thing as “minor details” or “the small stuff.” This is especially true for Xiaolan Yao, Ph.D. Her research team makes and uses three-dimensional models of proteins, and for those models to be accurate, every atom counts. She and her team — currently two graduate students and two undergraduates — … Continue reading Small connections, big implications

Compassion in the East

Death may be the ultimate example of a universal human experience. So, can our thinking about death – the anxiety we experience about our own, the grief we feel about others’ – lead us to a universal ethics of compassion for our fellow humans? That’s what Clancy Martin, Ph.D., is exploring in his current research … Continue reading Compassion in the East

Evolving technology optimizes battery efficiency

For some of us autonomous cars and electric airplanes are the elements of our childhood cartoons. We wondered about, but could not really imagine the reality of, shooting around like the Jetsons. But as artificial islands and skylines of modern cities like Dubai become a reality, these innovations become more mainstream. While the basic technology … Continue reading Evolving technology optimizes battery efficiency