Researchers Publish New Blood Flow Restriction Research Findings

Health and kinesiology doctoral students contribute to improving lives with novel technique

OXFORD, Miss. – Human physiology researchers at the University of Mississippi continue to make strides in studies of blood flow restriction that provide evidence for the technique’s therapeutic application in improving muscle strength and endurance with a reduced weight load. Blood flow restriction is a therapy that restricts blood flow by placing a pressure cuffRead the story …

UM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

Early tests show spray effective in blocking virus from attaching to cells

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it’s something that you can easily carry in your bag. The treatment would take the form of a nasal sprayRead the story …

UM External Funding for Research Surpasses $150 Million

Largest total in nine years funds projects to improve life in the state, nation, world

OXFORD, Miss. and JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers secured $153.7 million in external funding for research in fiscal year 2020, the largest university total in nine years. A total of $153,715,187 in external funding was awarded to the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center – a nearly 15% increase fromRead the story …

UM Program Opens Doors to Undergraduate Research, Creative Achievement

Eleven Ole Miss students complete fellowships through summer research program

OXFORD, Miss. – From exploring new melanoma detection methods to analyzing early Mississippian frontier structures, 11 University of Mississippi undergraduate students advanced their research and creative achievement pursuits this summer thanks to a university fellowship program. As fellows of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program, the students conducted individual research and creative achievement projects forRead the story …

Chemistry Professors Receive NSF Award to Explore Lower-Energy Light

Research could lead to better-performing electronic devices, new applications

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors have received a more-than-$500,000 National Science Foundation award to further explore using lower-energy light to drive systems that will improve daily life. With hundreds of devices working by absorbing light and then using that energy, instruments that could be improved by the professors’ research include solar cells,Read the story …

University Creates Institute for Data Science

New institute to further expertise of Ole Miss students, others in field

OXFORD, Miss. – With the explosion of big data fueling new jobs and technologies, the University of Mississippi has created a new Institute for Data Science to help educate the next generation of data scientists. The Institute for Data Science, or IDS, will attract and instruct students and others who want to develop expertise to ethicallyRead the story …

UM, Middle Tennessee Researchers Get Grant to Study Climate Change

USDA awards $272K to investigate conservation practices and help train environmental scientists

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State University faculty and student researchers are collaborating on a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant project involving climate change, conservation practices and helping train the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers. The three-year, $271,555 USDA grant is a research effort forRead the story …

Natural Products Center Gets NIH Award to Advance Botanical Research

Partnership with UMMC will study botanical that boosts immune health against viral infections

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Center for Natural Products Research, in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been awarded a nearly-$6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of a popular oral supplement in promoting resilience against viral infections. Through the award, the NCNPR, which is part ofRead the story …

Researchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Interdisciplinary team partners with communities to raise awareness of lead risks

OXFORD, Miss. – Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, a group of University of Mississippi professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to work with communities in addressing water quality challenges. Most Mississippians receive their drinking water from a network of more than 1,100 public water systems. The smaller systems serveRead the story …

UM Awarded $400K Grant to Bolster College Completion Efforts

University's freshmen retention rate hit a historic high in 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received nearly $400,000 from a Mississippi nonprofit to further support the university’s college retention, persistence and completion endeavors. The $399,979 grant from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation is part of the Jackson-based nonprofit’s Improving Mississippi’s Persistence and Completion Together, or IMPACT, initiative. The university will use theRead the story …