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April 3rd, 2013
Childhood and adolescent obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the past three decades. Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which individuals have too much sugar in their blood. Now, University of Missouri researchers found vitamin D supplements can help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help them stave off the disease.
In early 2013 University Hospital opened the new patient tower, including the newly relocated Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The new addition boasts “smart” rooms that record patient vitals and transmit information automatically to the electronic medical record.
March 27th, 2013
Children affected with Menkes disease suffer from the inability to regulate copper intake through food consumption. MU Biochemistry researchers found young laboratory mice missing the ATP7A gene suffer characteristics similar to children with Menkes disease. The team found early intervention with a single dose of copper can negate the effects of the gene loss inRead more »
March 25th, 2013
Dr. Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist and professor at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to explore a potential therapy for canine degenerative myelopathy.
Members of the Warrensburg, Mo.,-based organization Change for Animals of Missouri (CAMO) recently presented proceeds raised during the “Hounds for Heroes: Running for Research” 5K run to the University of Missouri Research Center for Human Animal Interaction (ReCHAI). The donation was earmarked to support ReCHAI’s Veterans and Shelter Dogs Initiative.
March 19th, 2013
As recently as the Vietnam and Korean wars, soldiers’ families commonly had to wait months to receive word from family members on the front lines. Now, cell phones and the internet allow deployed soldiers and their families to communicate instantly.
February 13th, 2013
St. Louis area couple, Cottrell and Kay Fox, have given an estate gift of more than $5 million to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine to honor the work of their family veterinarians James Schuessler and Fred Bendick, both university alumni.
January 23rd, 2013
It has been found that certain exercises that benefit obese men may not have the same positive results for obese women and obese women with Type 2 diabetes might benefit from longer durations or higher intensities of exercise.
January 15th, 2013
The results of a preliminary study in a canine model of DMD will be published in the journal Molecular Therapy.
January 14th, 2013
The MU study is not claiming that BPA is safe, but that the previous series of studies are not reproducible.
Researchers Jean Ispa and Noriko Porter have found success in message boards for mothers to safely and annonymously express concerns to their peers.
January 7th, 2013
The response has been healthful talk on topics such as body image, food, nutrition and media messages.
January 3rd, 2013
Hawthorne developed the use of a technique known as Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, which is used in experimental treatments for cancer, arthritis and other diseases.
December 17th, 2012
A procedure conducted in studies on pigs has been found to be beneficial to humans suffering from heart complications.
Anthropologist Mary Shenk has found that especially for needy families in the developing world, a father’s death can greatly affect education achievement and success in other areas of life.
December 13th, 2012
The book is a how-to-guide for college and university educators preparing their own grant proposals.
A generous award will help MU establish a Terrorism and Disaster Center in hopes to better understand and meet the mental health needs of those who have survived natural disasters or acts of terrorism.
A fruitful collaboration between students in different fields of science has earned their work a spot in the journal Nature.
Along with previously determined health benefits, resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, red wine and dark chocolate, has now been linked to making tumor cells mores responsive to radiation treatment.
The study found that a self-presence, or identifying with a virtual representation predicted the amount of influence an avatar had on a person’s life in the physical world.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society.
December 12th, 2012
Thanks to collaborative research by students at several universities including MU, chemical safety testing systems have been developed to advise companies against using harmful products.
Research in the field of women’s obesity has received media attention after reaching a conclusion that contrary to popular belief, three substantial meals are more beneficial than six smaller meals and lead to a reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.
December 11th, 2012
Thanks to a new study by MU scientists, new advances have been made in therapy research for muscular dystrophy and could also contribute to a potentially longer lifespan for patients.
December 10th, 2012
Thanks to the Mizzou Advantage initiative One Health, One Medicine, veterinary research can be applied to advances in joint treatment for humans.
December 7th, 2012
New research and aid to nursing facilities in the St. Louis area has all been made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
December 3rd, 2012
Thanks to the work of doctoral student Edson Tandoc, Jr., correlations have been found between varying degrees of press freedom and happiness in several countries. According to Tandoc, many factors contributing to quality of life can be affected by freedom of the press.
MU researcher Matt Martens has found a low-cost intervention method encouraging young adults and college students to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although there are many intervention alternatives, this has proven to be successful even after one month.
November 30th, 2012
The compound resveratrol has been found to make prostate tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment, which can increase chances of a full recovery, thanks to MU researcher Michael Nicholl.
MU interpersonal communication researchers have found that a personality trait called alexithymia can contribute to lower marital quality due to the inability to understand one’s own emotions.
November 28th, 2012
One Health/One Medicine researchers make headlines with new research into the safety of cancer fighting nanoparticles in canines.
November 1st, 2012
The new technology was among lauded projects at an event to unveil the White House’s US Ignite Initiative.
October 29th, 2012
Exposure to Research for Science Students (EXPRESS) is an educational program that pairs students with faculty mentors that teach hands-on research methods.
Understanding when children develop the capacity to differentiate small and large sets of items could help advance early child education programs.
October 26th, 2012
Based on published research about the disease, most successful tactics have been determined for minimizing symptoms.
A new minimally invasive procedure involving a urethral stent will not online relieve discomfort and improve quality of life for canines with prostate cancer, but provide a second opportunity for participation in research.
The new Clinical Research Center features an advanced inpatient Phase 1 clinical trials unit, five inpatient beds, three outpatient examination rooms, a metabolic kitchen for nutrition studies, exercise facility, and a variety of information technology resources.
October 12th, 2012
Fresh ideas about how to improve life in cities will be offered up in lectures provided by influential Columbia residents at the TEDxCoMo event scheduled for Saturday at City Hall.
October 7th, 2012
The MU researchers believe that health care providers could take advantage of this correlation between health – particularly mental health – and spirituality.
Drug efficiently targets breast, lung and colon cancer; clinical trials could start within two years.
Doctors can improve treatment programs using this knowledge, according to Bond Life Sciences Center researcher.
Clinicians, parents should watch for concurrent medical and psychiatric problems that affect treatment of ASD
October 5th, 2012
Carbon nanotubes hold promise for industry but need monitoring, say researchers at MU and USGS.
August 22nd, 2012
Mizzou Advantage researchers release studying about how college students view body image and nutrition.
July 3rd, 2012
Apigenin, a natural substance found in grocery store produce aisles, shows promise as a non-toxic treatment for an aggressive form of human breast cancer.
June 26th, 2012
A research team from MU has found a way to detect and predict arthritis before patients begin suffering from symptoms.
June 19th, 2012
An MU researcher is working collaboratively on new technology that might produce faster detection of sepsis.
June 14th, 2012
MU scientists have created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
MU researchers found children with Autism Spectrum Disorders paid more for health care than children with other conditions.
An MU investigator is exploring how RNA could improve pharmaceuticals, agriculture and green energy.
Technologies developed by MU researchers could help aging adults stay in their own homes longer while still being monitored by health care providers.
Researchers at MU have demonstrated the effectiveness of a potential new therapy for stroke patients in an article published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration.
May 30th, 2012
MU researchers have developed computer software that combines ancient practices and modern medicine.
May 1st, 2012
An MU researcher has developed a system that could help public health care organizations determine the best method of allocating resources.
April 27th, 2012
Recently, MU unveiled its strategy for “One Mizzou.”
April 24th, 2012
A Mizzou Advantage program has won some national praise.
April 18th, 2012
Using a special piece of MRI equipment, doctors from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine were able to remove a dangerous tumor from a beloved pet and therapy dog.
April 17th, 2012
MU researchers have developed a genetically-modified mouse model that may help treat a neuromuscular disease.
April 3rd, 2012
Aging adults benefit from relationships with pets, research has shown.
March 16th, 2012
Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a way to store donated cartilage more than twice as long as curent methods.
March 9th, 2012
Researchers have discovered a promising alternative to common antibiotics used to fight the bacteria that causes strep throat with the help of an animal model.
March 2nd, 2012
The symposium will span the Kingdoms of Life and will address both the generation and analysis of metagenomic data.
This week, the University of Missouri begins a one-of-a-kind technology-based online game that will engage students and community members in a new way.
February 29th, 2012
As health care professionals prepare for another flu season, a University of Missouri scientist is studying how two enzymes could be used to stop the virus in its tracks.
A University of Missouri veterinarian is identifying ways to diagnose pet infections in approximately a third of the current diagnosis time. The resulting test could be used eventually for humans.
For pets suffering critical illness or injury, University of Missouri researchers have found that even tiny increases of creatinine in blood also could indicate acute kidney damage. Using human blood measurement guidelines for acute kidney injuries, the researchers believe they can now help pet owners better know the severity of their animals’ illness.
February 28th, 2012
In one major accomplishment, synthetic ribonucleic acid (RNA) tested on SMA mice shows encouraging results for treating SMA.
Bond Life Sciences Center investigator John Viator has invented a device that can detect single melanoma cells in a blood sample at a fraction of the cost of current cancer tests.
Michael LeFevre thinks that adapting information technology, or IT, to health care can help Americans get more bang for their health care bucks, which made up 17.6 percent of the gross domestic product in 2009.
Every day we perform functions with our hands without giving it a second thought — typing, punching elevator buttons, waving hello to friends or eating. Mizzou newcomer Scott Frey not only thinks about those seemingly simple acts, but also studies them.
February 24th, 2012
University of Missouri researchers are one step closer to melanoma cancer detection at the cellular level, long before tumors have a chance to form.
February 22nd, 2012
An international research center co-directed by William Folk, Ph.D., biochemist, in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine, will study the medical effectiveness of the plant commonly called Sutherlandia.
A team of scientists from disparate disciplines at the University of Missouri have found preliminary evidence that a compound from a nuisance tree that hinders farming could be a new anti-microbial agent effective against a dangerous infection plaguing hospitals.
February 8th, 2012
A leading expert in strategic communication in health and sciences has been named MU’s first Mizzou Advantage Distinguished Visiting Professional.
December 28th, 2011
In 2011, 20/20 Columbia proved that great ideas taste even better when they’re delivered fast and fresh. Now, the project is ringing in 2012 with a new website that features videos of past presentations.
October 7th, 2011
With help from MU professionals, teenager Teyonna Ruppert is trying to buck the fast food culture trend.
MU’s Biodesign and Innovation fellowship produces business-savvy inventors who are poised to improve medical care and spur economic development.
A speech pathologist in the School of Health Professions, Nandhu Radhakrishnan has the expertise and equipment to diagnose, describe and even visualize data from vocal sounds.
For the past three decades, most MU pre-med students have spent a semester in the classroom of philosopher Bill Bondeson and puzzled over tough medical ethics questions. Bondeson will retire after the spring 2011 semester.
Mizzou’s new Master of Public Health program was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in October 2010.
Two MU researchers have formed a company to develop a promising treatment for prostate cancer using gold nanoparticles.
Rebecca Johnson has studied the positive effects of human-animal interaction — specifically people and dogs — for 11 years.
More than 20 MU scientists are working to provide scientific data on how certain herbs and crops might provide health benefits.
MU is conducting research that explores how diagnosing feline health issues can help develop medicine for humans.
MU researchers are testing the efficacy of a bladder cancer treatment on pet dogs.
MedZou is a student-run clinic that provides free care for uninsured Boone County residents.
MU medical students were among the first in the nation to experience problem-based curriculum and, after increases in test scores, that idea is being modeled elsewhere.
Fred vom Saal’s research led to a consumer rebellion against products made with the plastics additive bisphenol A. Now he wants government regulators to take a stand on toxic chemicals in everyday products.
MU Researcher Jimi Cook’s Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory team and its collaborators are on the cusp of delivering what he calls “the Holy Grail of arthritis treatment.”
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