Fatigue, headaches, coughing and difficulty breathing: These symptoms affect daily life for people living with long COVID. This is a condition marked by persistent symptoms long after a person initially recovered from COVID-19. While so much is still unknown about how COVID-19 will continue to affect the health of those who survived, Dr. Christopher Lupfer, assistant professor … [Read more...] about Study evaluates treatment of ‘long COVID’ patients
Dr. Ryan Udan’s cardiovascular research could help save thousands of lives. The associate professor of biology at Missouri State University works toward a solution to congenital heart disease and vascular conditions. Udan’s efforts are supported by an AREA grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. His central question is simple: How does the cardiovascular … [Read more...] about Finding magic in blood vessel flow
Plants are as vulnerable to germs as people. These germs can cause disease in plants and negatively impact the agriculture industry. Among plants, grapevine is the most valuable horticultural crop, according to Dr. Laszlo Kovacs, professor of biology at Missouri State University. Grapes are the basis of raisins, jellies, juice and, if you are 21 or older, wine. The growth … [Read more...] about Using software to boost grapevine health
Across North America, including Missouri, bats of certain species are dying in worrisome numbers from a disease called white nose syndrome, a fungal disease. This disease kills the bats while they are in hibernation. Dr. Tom Tomasi, Missouri State University biology professor and his colleague, Dr. Christopher Lupfer, Missouri State biology assistant professor, are working … [Read more...] about Why are some bats species dying from a disease?
What we eat may not actually make us who we are. But it can influence how we feel. The recent research of Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS) at Missouri State University, connects to this idea. Durham’s lab studies brain signals. They find ways to block pain involved in migraines, jaw pain … [Read more...] about How dietary changes can lead to better pain management