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The power of iron

The power of iron

One University of Missouri researcher’s latest discovery, published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed how a muscle cell’s mitochondria fail to generate enough energy for skeletal muscles due to one iron–sulfur protein. This understanding could one day help lead to treatments for diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy — the most common type of muscular dystrophy in children — and muscle deterioration associated with aging.

From athlete to scientist, NIH grant latest feat for researcher

From athlete to scientist, NIH grant latest feat for researcher

Kim Jasmer, assistant research professor of biochemistry, in the lab of Gary Weisman at Bond LSC | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Sarah Gassel | Bond LSC In the spring of 2009, Kim Jasmer, a swimmer from the University of Washington, arrived at the University of Missouri for the Missouri Grand Prix, one…

How Brucella bacteria find the sweet spot during infection

How Brucella bacteria find the sweet spot during infection

Research illuminates how one of the most prevalent zoonotic diseases infects cells By Sarah Gassel | Bond LSC When bacteria invade a…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…