School of Dentistry

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 […]

UMKC Hospital Hill Campus hosts 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit

Posted by on April 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools co-hosted the UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit on Wednesday, April 20, in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus. The purpose of the Research Summit was to make the UMKC community aware of the health sciences related research being conducted in the Schools of Biological […]

UMKC researchers identify key role of protease in maintaining bone mineral content

Posted by on January 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry have identified an important new mechanism in the process by which bones build and maintain both strength and elasticity. The results of their most recent findings were published in the January 21 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Bone biology and muscle biology researchers awarded $1.1 million ‘Grand Opportunity’ grant

Posted by on October 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Interdisciplinary group of researchers to study ‘crosstalk’ between bones and muscles. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the awarding of a “Grand Opportunity” grant to the Bone Biology and Muscle Biology Groups at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The grant was […]