By Titus Wu, Reporter
Earlier this year, Dr. Elizabeth Loboa, the Dean of the College of Engineering at Mizzou, made an important discovery regarding the journey to finding ways to cure osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that affects particularly older woman, causing their bones to break easily. Using and observing stem cells, Loboa was able, for the first time, to track the development of stem cells to bone cells in real time. This allowed her and her team to uncover an important pattern, and it shows clues to the next steps of fighting osteoporosis.