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Feb. 2, 2022

Outlining Omicron: researchers determine key mutations in the latest COVID-19 variant

Outlining Omicron: researchers determine key mutations in the latest COVID-19 variant

Bond LSC and UNMC scientists explain mutations unique to the Omicron variant Austin Spratt, undergraduate mathematics student in the Kamlendra Singh lab, shows protein models of the Omicron spike protein and the receptor it attaches to when infecting cells. “The genetic codes are used to identify the mutations, and then we use the structure to…

Dec. 20, 2021

New method leads to discovery of placental cell type

New method leads to discovery of placental cell type

Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, loads the Chromium 10X Genomics machine as part of the single-cell RNA sequence method. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  During pregnancy, the fetus and mother can talk to each other without saying a word.…

Dec. 8, 2021

Bond LSC Researcher Wins Awards for 45-Year Career in Reproductive Biology

Bond LSC Researcher Wins Awards for 45-Year Career in Reproductive Biology

Even though Roberts couldn’t accept the award in person, the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine still held an award ceremony and presented the medal to one of Roberts’ past associates. | photo contributed by Michael Roberts, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Still in the lab after 45 years, chancellor’s…

Nov. 10, 2021

Technique connects DNA instructions to biological architecture in space: Core collaboration maps the future

Technique connects DNA instructions to biological architecture in space: Core collaboration maps the future

Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, holds a special slide that assigns barcodes to expressed genes on different places on the tissue. This helps Bivens know where certain gene expressions came from on the tissue. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC…

Oct. 13, 2021

Turning Back the Clock

Turning Back the Clock

Megan Sheridan, a postdoctoral fellow working with the R. Michael Roberts lab, removes the base solution from a demonstrated sample of stem cells that will be grown into placental cells for study of their interaction with the Zika virus. | photo by Phillip Sitter, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC At 24 weeks…

Sept. 20, 2021

Finding a new direction to better corn nutrition

Finding a new direction to better corn nutrition

Arabidopsis plants line the shelves of a basement room in Bond LSC. The new biofortification direction the Angelovici lab found in maize seems to also be present in arabidopsis plants. | photo by Phillip Sitter, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Whether it’s through kernels, cereal or chips, corn pops up everywhere in…

Aug. 5, 2021

Two SARS-CoV-2 strains cause independent infections only 19 days apart

Two SARS-CoV-2 strains cause independent infections only 19 days apart

Increasing detection of reinfections and rediscovering brand new infections within days raises concerns for herd immunity and the durability of vaccine efficacy. Cynthia Tang working to figure out how COVID-19 reinfections can bring us answers on how the virus is developing at Bond LSC. | photo by Davis Suppes, Bond LSC By Davis Suppes |…

July 23, 2021

Bringing Protection Back in Line

Research refines platform to address immune disorders Dr. Esma Yolcu and Dr. Haval Shirwan, Co-pioneers of ProtEx technology By Davis Suppes | Bond LSC The things that protect you can also cause the most harm. That’s especially true when it comes to your immune system, which protects you against infections, but is also responsible for…

June 24, 2021

#IAmScience Lyndon Coghill

#IAmScience Lyndon Coghill

Lyndon Coghill is the new Director of Informatics Research Core, and he is already making big moves at Mizzou. Lyndon Coghill, Director of Informatics Research Core, stands near his office on June 22 at Bond LSC. | photo by Davis Suppes, Bond LSC  By Davis Suppes | Bond LSC Lyndon Coghill’s official title may be…

June 22, 2021

A feral past may help chart the future for Brassica vegetables

A feral past may help chart the future for Brassica vegetables

Although Brassica cretica doesn’t look much like cabbage, broccoli or kohlrabi, the wild relative is the closest relation to our modern vegetables and its endurance might show us how to make our vegetable crops more resilient in the future. | Illustration courtesy of Andi Kur By Roger Meissen | Bond LSC You might not envision…