News & Updates
New Research Offers Hope in Fight Against Blood Cancers
A groundbreaking process developed by researchers based in the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building is offering new hope in the fight against blood cancers, such as lymphoma and leukemia.
A new view of microscopic processes
New equipment for a specialized electron microscope at the University of Missouri is added with the support of a $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Research Finds Link Between Western Diets and Chronic Liver Disease
New research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine has established a link between western diets high in fat and sugar and the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the leading cause of chronic liver disease.
NextGen Precision Health Neuroscience Seminar – April 17, 2023
“Role of ZPR1 in R-Loop Mediated Neurodegeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy,” presented by Dr. Laxman Gangwani, April 17
NextGen Precision Health & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Science Seminar – April 20, 2023
“Epigenetic Age and Chronic Leukocytic Leukemia Relapse,” presented by Drs. Rene Cortese and Drew Nannini, April 20
NextGen Discovery Series – April 13, 2023
“Overcoming Challenges of Using Swine Models for Neurodegenerative Diseases,” presented by Dr. Kiho Lee, April 13
We all know someone who is affected by aggressive and deadly disease like cancer and heart failure. Although we have made strides toward treatments, these relentless conditions continue to devastate lives here in Missouri and around the globe. This is the time to do more.
The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series is a monthly seminar that provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners. All are welcome to join the discussion to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities.
What is Precision Health?
Precision health develops interventions for individuals and populations to improve health outcomes. By basing medical approaches on individualized factors, such as genetics, environment and lifestyle — rather than using a traditional one-size-fits-all approach — precision health improves diagnosis, treatment and patient care more than ever before.Research & Solutions
A System of Strengths
Mizzou, UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL each have unique research focuses and resources to contribute to the NextGen effort. We are investing in systemwide interconnectivity between researchers and clinicians at our four universities to build a network of precision health partnerships that extends across the state and makes real impact on the nation and beyond.Our Universities
World-class research spaces
The newly opened Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building accelerates innovations in precision health care for Missourians and the world.About the building