Grant Speeds Up Research

1 decade 3 years 11 months ago Monday, October 02 2006 Oct 2, 2006 Monday, October 02, 2006 6:35:13 PM CDT October 02, 2006 in News

Right now, much of the research is done by hand. The new machines eliminate that and speed up the process.

"Manually, step by step everything, incubation, digestion, it would take a month to finish 100 samples," senior research scientist Tri Vuong said.

The machines inside the research lab range from $30,000-$200,000 and were funded by a national science grant. The machines will cut down research time from three to one year. The set-up allows researchers to complete the process in one room. By perfecting the genetic makeup of the soybean, farmers could get a better yield and make more money. MU researchers said soybeans will also contribute to preventive medicine and slowing the spread of disease.

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