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Feb. 12, 2024

Bond LSC researchers create model to shorten flu vaccine development and bolster efficiency

Bond LSC researchers create model to shorten flu vaccine development and bolster efficiency

Cheng Gao built the MAIVeSS model to accurately predict optimal flu vaccine viruses when provided with a virus strain. | Photo by Sarah Gassel, Bond LSC By Sarah Gassel | Bond LSC Flu vaccines could be getting a booster of their own with the help of machine learning. MAIVeSS — the Machine-learning Assisted Influenza VaccinE…

Feb. 1, 2024

Revealing cancer: immunotherapy advancement makes cancer easier to find by immune system

Revealing cancer: immunotherapy advancement makes cancer easier to find by immune system

Close up illustration of isolated cancer cells at molecular scale. | Adobe Stock Joint release by Hokkaido University, Toyo University and University of Missouri Researchers in Japan and the United States have developed a novel method for boosting the immune system’s capability to detect and eliminate cancer cells. This technology robustly augments the amount of…

Jan. 9, 2024

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Bond Life Sciences Center: A 20-year journey of scientific triumphs

By Beni Adelstein  When Julia Rodriguez walked into Bond Life Sciences Center in 2004, she and dozens of others…

Dec. 13, 2023

MU researchers see future where gut microbiome could help detect colon cancer earlier

MU researchers see future where gut microbiome could help detect colon cancer earlier

Lloyd Sumner (left) and James Amos-Landgraf teamed up to work on colon cancer research shortly after Sumner joined Bond LSC in 2016. | Photo by Sarah Kiefer, Bond LSC By Sarah Kiefer Could there be a better way to detect colon cancer than a colonoscopy? A less invasive test might depend on its association with…

Dec. 10, 2023

Bond LSC researchers recognized among most cited scientists of 2023

Bond LSC researchers recognized among most cited scientists of 2023

Bond LSC principal investigators Bing Yang (left) and Ron Mittler were once again recognized on the list of Highly Cited Researchers. | photos by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Roger Meissen | Bond LSC Discoveries in research come with time, so the incremental accumulation of knowledge toward breakthroughs is fundamental to science and the future.…

Dec. 8, 2023

OPEN leaf system offers affordable, automated option for plant data collection

OPEN leaf system offers affordable, automated option for plant data collection

Landon Swartz, a graduate research student at the University of Missouri in the David Mendoza-Cózatl  lab at Bond LSC, looks at the camera on the OPEN leaf machine and makes adjustments to the plant the robot is photographing. | Photo by Sarah Kiefer, Bond LSC By Sarah Kiefer The LED lights danced as the OPEN…

Nov. 13, 2023

Libault returns to Bond LSC as plant scientist with single cell focus

Libault returns to Bond LSC as plant scientist with single cell focus

Marc Libault, a new Bond LSC principal investigator and professor of professor of plant science and technology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. | Photo by Sarah Kiefer, Bond LSC By Sarah Kiefer | Bond LSC Marc Libault only ended up one floor up from his old…

Nov. 7, 2023

How the tiger’s nose knows

How the tiger’s nose knows

The Bengal tiger was one of five feline lineages compared to gives a comprehensive look at genome sequence structures that could have driven the evolution of distinct cat species. This new reference genome is comparable to the human genome in terms of its completeness, and could be used to for feline…

Oct. 20, 2023

Protein Fusion as the Solution—Picking’s Path to Vaccine Development

Protein Fusion as the Solution—Picking’s Path to Vaccine Development

  Wendy Picking, professor of veterinary pathobiology and principal investigator at Bond Life Sciences Center sits in her office and shows off some notes she jotted down about the vaccines she’s working on. | Photo by Beni Adelstein, Bond LSC By Beni Adelstein Wendy Picking uses the power of proteins to fight pesky pathogens like…

Oct. 20, 2023

Baker lab IDs rare tuft cells in salivary glands that may prove significant in Sjögren’s disease

Baker lab IDs rare tuft cells in salivary glands that may prove significant in Sjögren’s disease

Lab of Olga Baker, a Bond LSC researcher and professor of otolaryngology at the University of Missouri. From left to right, Harim Tavares dos Santos, Olga Baker, Kihoon Nam, and Frank Maslow. | Photo by Sarah Kiefer, Bond LSC By Sarah Kiefer A digital declutter is a way to get rid of the seemingly endless…