Technology in Athletics
We’ve recently brought you two stories about how science and technology is helping athletes train. First, MyStrenthBook works with athletes to create specialized training programs and provide advice from experts in
the sport. They recently moved to St. Louis from Canada after winning an Arch Grant. The company stems from the founders experiences as competitive powerlifters and coaches.
Second, a researcher at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is working with the Cougars baseball team to study how athletes can use imagery-assisted virtual reality to increase their confidence and performance.
Blueberries as Cancer Treatment
One of the most common treatments for cervical cancer is radiation. While radiation therapy destroys cancer cells, it also destroys nearby healthy cells. University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers studied in vitro human cancer cells to show that combining blueberry extract with radiation can increase the treatment’s effectiveness.
The Small Theatre Group with Big Issues
The name might sound familiar, but Tesseract Theatre is not part of Marvel Comics; it is an artistic home to and ensemble of Saint Louis talent, with a mission to start conversations by tackling big ideas in a small way. Their goal is have patrons talking
about the issues presented long after leaving the theater, be it pharmaceuticals, health, race, gender, or any other big issue.