This collection contains the presentations made during the Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit 2010. Please enter text in the search box above or click on one of the browse options to explore this collection.

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  • Integrating academic research, clinical research and private practice: a unique opportunity for translational medicine 

    Sabates, Nelson R. (2010-03)
    Degeneration or acute damage of nerve cells in the retina due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are the major causes of visual loss and blindness in the United States and worldwide. ...
  • The “Male Pill”: The Learning Curve from Basic Science to the Drug Development Pipeline and the Strength of Interdisciplinary Collaboration 

    Tash, Joseph S. (2010-03)
    Nearly five decades have elapsed since the development of the female contraceptive hormone pill. During this time numerous alternative female contraceptive methods have also gained acceptance, however “the pill” and other ...
  • In silico Compound Screening for Drug Discovery in the “Cloud” 

    Wyckoff, Gerald J. (2010-03)
    The need to identify new small molecules and novel binding partners for known bioactive sites remains a constant in drug development. We are aiding VaSSA Informatics in creating informatics methods used to identify ...
  • Research in motion 

    Bal, B. Sonny (2010-03)
    Orthopaedic disorders of the major joints, specifically, osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joints have an enormous economic and functional impact on our society, affecting millions of patients every day. In the late 1960s ...
  • Biomedical Tissue Engineering - Where We Go in the Future 

    Bonewald, Lynda F.; Brotto, Marco; Day, Delbert E.; Detamore, Michael S.; Johnson, Mark L. (Mark Louis); Leon-Salas, Walter D. (Walter Daniel) (2010-03)
    Researchers and entrepreneurs examine breakthroughs in tissue engineering and regeneration that enhance healing, remodeling, and recovery.
  • Jump Starting and Moving New Technologies to Marketplace 

    Nichols, M. F. (Michael F.); Wyatt, Steve; Clevinger, Brian; Strassner, Keith; Sweeney, Kevin; Sellers, Andrea F.; Dale, Paul S. (2010-03)
    The highway from research in the laboratory to market success has many detours and on/off ramps that are at best confusing to inventors and the populace. Success from technology-based economic development is the outcome ...
  • Navigating the two-way street of comparative oncology 

    Henry, Carolyn J. (2010-03)
    Companion animals offer a unique model for study of spontaneously occurring cancer for many reasons. Our pets share our environment, thus may have similar exposure to environmental carcinogens. The technology for diagnosis ...
  • Patent litigation issues 

    Mahoney, Joe (2010-03)
    Joe Mahoney addressed issues of patent law and patent infringement, citing several examples from the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Translating novel drug delivery techniques to ophthalmic products-unique opportunity for collaboration between academia and pharmaceutical industry 

    Mitra, Ashim K. (2010-03)
    To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into clinical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at "the bench" with basic research — in which scientists study disease at a molecular or ...
  • KU Center for Technology Commercialization: "promoting innovation to benefit society" 

    Baxendale, James (2010-03)
    The presentation will examine the challenges of the university technology transfer office in assessing new invention disclosures and the various means of doing so. The presentation will also provide information on different ...
  • Shor-Line: we are an industry leader 

    Donahue, Richard E. (2010-03)
    Shor-Line has been a part of the animal health industry since the company's founding in 1927. In the early years, Shor-Line's involvement related mainly to large animal applications. Back then the local vet took care of ...
  • Genetically-modified animals: powerful tools for biomedical research 

    Critser, John Kenneth (2010-03)
    The University of Missouri houses three National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) animal resource centers. These animal resource centers are: (1) the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource ...
  • Understanding the Risk for Neuropsychiatric Disorders Using Functional Brain Imaging 

    Kerns, John Gerald, 1971- (2010-03)
    MU has recently opened the Brain Imaging Center, a research dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility. Research at the center is focused on understanding the nature of basic cognitive and emotional processes as ...
  • One health: a guiding imperative 

    Johnson, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann) (2010-03)
    Given the large proportion of households that include pets, this is perhaps a most important time to consider human-companion animal interaction as a vehicle to facilitate One Health (human-animal health). The potential ...
  • Neuro-modulation techniques in humans 

    Iyer, Meena (2010-03)
    During the past two decades noninvasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation are being increasingly used for the diagnosis and treatment of ...
  • Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Pitfalls 

    Hanson, Robert E. (2010-03)
    Robert Hanson discussed the application of patent requirements to biotechnology and life science inventions.
  • Devices and Materials in the Continuous Monitoring of Metabolites 

    Henthorn, David B. (2010-03)
    The importance and need for continuous monitoring of metabolites cannot be overemphasized. Most recent developments for in vivo monitoring devices have focused on miniaturization and the exploratory use of new functional ...
  • Navigating the FDA and understanding medical device preemption 

    Boler, Cydney (2010-03)
    FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is responsible for regulating firms who manufacture, repackage, relabel, and/or import medical devices sold in the United States. In addition, CDRH regulates ...
  • Midwest Research Institute 

    Sack, Thomas M. (2010-03)
    Thomas Sack, the senior vice president and director of technical operations for Midwest Research Institute, discussed the Midwest Research Institute's work in the area of life sciences.
  • Functional MRI Studies of Health Behaviors 

    Savage, Cary R. (2010-02-23)
    People make hundreds of health decisions everyday - for example, what and how much to eat, whether to exercise, whether to use drugs such as nicotine and alcohol and, if so, how much. Health behaviors have a cumulative ...

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