Jaw soreness and facial pain: These symptoms are frequently talked about and diagnosed as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). But neurologists and biologists are looking at another painful condition involving the trigeminal nerve: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN).
Everyone would like to walk through life pain-free. Instead, many people live with chronic pain conditions. Dr. Paul Durham, Missouri State University distinguished professor of biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, researches factors that instigate chronic pain and tests products that might work to alleviate these pain states.
Are we ready for a robot with brain-like intelligence? Two Missouri State faculty researchers have been working on an advanced machine with a knack for common sense and the ability to learn well beyond the parameters of its programming.
Mental stress can cause physical reactions in the body – for example, a nervous stomach. Currently, researchers at Missouri State University’s Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS) within Jordan Valley Innovation Center are taking a close look at how the central nervous system and digestive system communicate.