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April 30, 2020

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Treating COVID-19: Bond LSC lab explores effectiveness of remdesivir and other potential drugs

By Jerry Duggan | Bond LSC As countries hang their hopes on the drug remdesivir for battling COVID-19, recent modeling and computer-aided drug evaluation at the University of Missouri caution to keep an open mind and consider other drug treatments. Kamlendra Singh at MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center evaluated remdesivir — an antiviral originally developed…

March 18, 2020

Turning Winter into Summer: How Greenhouses Work in the Winter

Turning Winter into Summer: How Greenhouses Work in the Winter

The Sears Greenhouse Complex at the University of Missouri. | photo by Becca Wolf, Bond LSC By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Picture this. It’s 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside and snow is falling in Columbia. The weathermen have projected 4 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. As wind whips the snow around, students…

March 13, 2020

#IAmScience Hsin-Yeh Hsieh

#IAmScience Hsin-Yeh Hsieh

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC  Some scientists go into research for basic science, such as finding an enzyme and figuring out its functions and properties. Others like Hsin-Yeh Hsieh, gravitate toward applied sciences where they use what they know to develop technology.  “Because I can use everything I learned in science as building blocks…

March 6, 2020

#IAmScience Shawn Dey

#IAmScience Shawn Dey

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Anywhere from small “mixers” to large plexiglass casings cover the tables in the back of the facilities building. Shawn Dey, research technical services supervisor, can usually be found there either messing with the wires of a small motor, trying to find an adhesive that keeps plexiglass together or responding…

March 4, 2020

Movement is the Key

Movement is the Key

                                                  Anand Chandrasekhar It’s an asset to be able to visualize and think about the nervous system from the perspective of an electrical engineer.  Cell biologist Anand Chandrasekhar — whose work…

March 2, 2020

A NEET Connection

A NEET Connection

Arabidopsis growing in Ron Mittler’s lab. | photo by Becca Wolf, Bond LSC Protein important in balancing iron and reactive oxygen in plant and cancer cells  By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC  You might tend to think durability is more of an issue in building a car or engineering a building, but environmental stress makes…

Feb. 27, 2020

#IAmScience: Kamlendra Singh

#IAmScience: Kamlendra Singh

By Jerry Duggan|Bond LSC Kamal Singh was in the town of Allahabad in his native India, preparing for competitive exams to become a government official. As he craned his head to the left, he saw a highly respected official getting berated by an arrogant and disrespectful political leader. While Singh always knew that, in these…

Feb. 26, 2020

One step closer

One step closer

Christian Lorson poses next to a microscope in his lab. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC From developing a question to discovering a potential solution and putting it into practice, the journey from research to practical application is a long one. Nevertheless, each step brings that solution one…

Feb. 21, 2020

#IAmScience George Stewart

#IAmScience George Stewart

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Medical bacteriologist, George Stewart has had a few stops along the way before he got to Bond LSC in 2004. Having done schooling and research at universities from the midwest to the east coast, it has been a long journey filled with many ups and downs, but a rewarding…

Feb. 14, 2020

#IAmScience Mel Oliver

#IAmScience Mel Oliver

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC With his wide range of teas laid out along the windowsill, and his small posters still in stacks on the floor, Mel Oliver is still setting up his new office at Bond LSC after arriving in December. It takes a while to settle into a new space like the…