MU is hosting an international conference on bioelectrics with speakers from MU as well as Japan, France, Germany, and Thailand today and Friday.
According to a University news release, bioelectrics is an emerging science that studies short electrical pulses and the effect these pulses have on biological cells and tissue. The study of bioelectrics could advance solutions in medicine, forestry, and renewable energy.
Bioelectrics could be used to target and kill specific cells such as cancer cells or warts, decontaminate foods, or deliver drugs into specific cells according to research published by Old Dominion University.
The event will take place in the Bond Life Sciences Center on the MU campus.
For more information: http://engineering.missouri.edu/bioelectric/about/