USM students raise the bar with medical research

As one of the nation’s top collegiate pole vaulters, USM senior Ron Helderman can sprint down a 40-meter runway and launch himself over a bar suspended more than 16 feet off the ground.

An amazing skill, no doubt. But Helderman has another talent that just might top it.

It’s called histomorphometry.

This laboratory research technique involves taking a bone sample from mice and embedding it in a hard plastic, then analyzing how the bone responds to various methods of treatment for conditions such as osteoporosis. Read More

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