Published Research

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 […]

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 […]

Researchers at School of Biological Sciences identify key protein in muscle-tendon attachment

Posted by on December 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Researchers at the UMKC School of Biological Sciences have identified a key protein that is essential in the development of proper muscle-tendon attachment and maintaining muscle strength and mobility. The results of the research were published and featured as the cover story in the Journal of Developmental Biology.

School of Medicine’s Dr. Diane Harper cited in current Lancet study publication

Posted by on August 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

The medical journal, Lancet Onclology, has published a commentary by Diane Harper, M.D., Professor in the UMKC Departments of Community and Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Informatics and Personalized Health. Dr. Harper’s comments are in response to a study reported in the journal suggesting that bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine used in the routine vaccination […]

Researchers find improved technology is improving outcomes for cardiac stent patients

Posted by on April 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Results of study led by UMKC-St. Luke’s investigators featured in the New England Journal of Medicine While coronary artery bypass surgery has long been the standard treatment for patients with the most extensive forms of coronary artery disease, the results of a recent study by an international team of researchers suggests that advances in technology […]