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June 6, 2017
The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders‘s ECHO Autism program connects health care providers with patients and families living in rural areas, effectively helping families get the answers they need without traveling or waiting to see a specialist. Read more at http://bit.ly/2rWsxwW
May 18, 2017
MU researchers Joan Coates and Michael Garcia have found that a biomarker test that helps diagnose ALS also can assist with determining a diagnosis for degenerative myelopathy. Coates is seeking clinical trial participants to evaluate a treatment for canine DM. Read the full story here.
MU researchers Cheryl Rosenfeld, Scott Givan, and others from the MU Bond Life Sciences Center, Westminster College (Fulton, MO), and the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine collaborated on this study, which is the first to show a correlation between changes in gene expression patterns and behavioral changes in turtles exposed to endocrine disruptingRead more »
May 11, 2017
Dr. Henry has worked to advance collaborations in human and animal medicine at Mizzou. She holds the title of associate director of research at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and associate director of the Tom and Betty Scott Endowed Program in Veterinary Oncology.
February 9, 2017
MU’s longstanding culture of collaboration encourages faculty to partner with like-minded researchers from other fields. The Mizzou Advantage initiative builds on this rich history in four deep-seated areas of strength: Food for the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine, and Sustainable Energy.
December 2, 2016
Here you will find a wide variety of prepared materials highlighting MU excellence including publications like PowerPoint slides, one-page marketing pieces and booklets as well as videos and video mailers. To complete your publication or mailer, you can also upload your own customized files or videos. Download a PDF at no cost, or submit aRead more »
November 1, 2016
The MU School of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Mizzou Advantage initiative announce a Request for Applications for pilot projects in translational science and biomedical innovations. The goal is to support pilot projects of up to $50,000 that will subsequently be highly competitive for external funding. Proposals must reflect strong collaborationRead more »
June 18, 2015
October 23, 2014
The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. University of Missouri professor Kevin Keegan and team have developed a new system to take the guess work out of evaluating lameness in horses. The system includes sensors placed on the horse and rider and a tablet app. Available commercially, there are more than 130Read more »
We’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but are some foods better than others? University of Missouri researcher Dr. Heather Leidy says yes. Protein can beneficially affect glucose and insulin levels and help with weight control. Most Americans are eating too much protein at dinner and little to noRead more »
Society puts a lot of focus on individual efforts, but University of Missouri researcher Dr. Elizabeth Parks says body weight is 60-80% genetics, not lifestyle. Overweight people are often perceived as “lazy” while thin people are given credit for their hard work. The truth is, everyone is predisposed to a certain body type. However, obesityRead more »
Some dangerous health problems don’t appear in the mirror. University of Missouri researcher Dr. John Thyfault discusses exercise and how it impacts Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and other potentially fatal metabolic disorders. Over 90% of Americans don’t get enough exercise. Even those who exercise regularly might still have increased risk for disease ifRead more »
Technology allows us to move very little, while food is readily available nearby. University of Missouri researcher Dr. Steve Ball is focusing on strategies to get kids moving.
August 5, 2014
Join us at 3 p.m. this Thursday in Monsanto Auditorium for Dr. Bruce F. Smith! Dr. Smith is the Director of the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Scientist in the Scott-Ritchey Research Center. His long-range research interests are in gene therapy of inherited muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscularRead more »
Nearly 17 percent of Missourians are food insecure. To help attack the problems of food quantity and quality , Grow Well Missouri – housed in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri – is working with food pantries to get more food to their clients, including providing seeds and gardeningRead more »
July 14, 2014
Lynn Rossy is a health psychologist for the UM System. Rossy and her colleagues evaluated “Eat for Life,” a non-diet approach to weight management, and determined the program is more effective than traditional weight-loss programs. Story By: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. – Problematic eating behaviors and dissatisfaction with one’s body are familiar strugglesRead more »
Troy Zars is an associate professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at MU. He identified a gene in fruit files that led to the discovery of a crucial component of the origin of language in humans. Story By: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. – The evolution of language in humansRead more »
June 25, 2014
Nancy Cheak-Zamora is an assistant professor in the MU School of Health Professions and a researcher at the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She received a $500,000 Autism Research Program Idea Development Award to continue her research on health care transition services for young adults with autism. Story By: MU News BureauRead more »
June 20, 2014
Salman Hyder is the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at MU. Hyder proved that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule not only halts the progression of breast cancer, but also can kill the cancerous cells.Read more »
June 12, 2014
Marjorie Skubic, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at MU, is part of a team working to develop an in-home health monitoring and alert system that streams patients’ individualized health information between home and hospital. Story By: MU News Bureau “Consider an elderly man who lives alone and falls and breaks his shoulder; whenRead more »
June 4, 2014
R. Michael Roberts is a Curators Professor of Animal Science and Biochemistry and a researcher in the Bond Life Sciences Center. His discovery of a new line of pigs that don’t reject transplants, will allow for future research on stem cell therapies. Story By: MU News Bureau “The rejection of transplants and grafts by hostRead more »
June 3, 2014
‘The Mizzou Advantage’ turns four years old this summer and celebrates producing collaborative interdisciplinary research, raising more than $13 million and bringing nationally renowned faculty to The University of Missouri campus. The organization also announced Jerry Frank as the new faculty fellow, effective June 1. Story by: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. — TheRead more »
June 2, 2014
MU will focus on inter-state collaboration to formulate sustainable solutions to growing issues such as contemporary watershed management and pollution through research, education and outreach. This partnership allows MU to perform cutting-edge research alongside government officials and other prominent universities. Story By: CAFNRnews Earlier in May, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the latest plans for the Mississippi River/Gulf of MexicoRead more »
May 21, 2014
Stefan Sarafianos, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the MU School of Medicine and a virologist at MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center, is testing the next generation of medications that stop HIV from spreading, and is using a molecule related to flavor enhancers found in soy sauce. The compound found is moreRead more »
May 19, 2014
John Tanner, a professor in the MU Department of Biochemistry, completed a 3-D map of an enzyme called Proline utilization A, which facilitates metabolism by adding oxygen to molecules. This map will help scientists understand the function of the enzyme and aid in the development of more effective drugs. Story By: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. –Read more »
University of Missouri researcher James Lee and his collaborator, Grace Sun, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at MU, are using biophysical engineering techniques to study the causes of Alzheimer’s and future treatment options and cures. Story By: MU News Bureau “Alzheimer’s is an extremely complex disease,” said Lee, an associate professor of bioengineering in the MU College ofRead more »
May 7, 2014
Cheryl Shigaki, an associate professor in the MU School of Health Professions, found that information technology, such as smartphone applications, can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives. Story by: MU News Bureau “According to Shigaki, prior research on weight loss programming has shown that social and informational supports are important for individuals’ dietingRead more »
Heather Leidy, an assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, found when women consumed high-protein breakfasts, they maintained better glucose and insulin control than they did with lower-protein or no-protein meals. Story By: MU News Bureau “For women, eating more protein in the morning can beneficially affect their glucose and insulin levels,” said Heather Leidy,Read more »
April 22, 2014
Frank Booth, a professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, has found a potential link between the genetic pre-disposition for high levels of exercise motivation and the speed at which mental maturation occurs. Story By: MU News Bureau “We looked at the part of the brain known as the ‘grand central station,’ or the hubRead more »
April 17, 2014
Through partnership with St. Louis-based Mercy Autism Center, the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders will expand clinical care, professional education and research for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Story By: MU News Bureau “This partnership will increase the Thompson Center’s ability to train more professionals, students and familiesRead more »
April 14, 2014
A University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility. Story By: MU News Bureau “Children with autism spectrum disorders oftenRead more »
March 19, 2014
Scott Frey, professor of psychological sciences and director of the Brain Imaging Center at MU, and his team found that patients compensate when losing a dominant hand, suggesting new and improved rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from amputation or stroke. Story By: MU News Bureau When use of a dominant hand is lost by amputation orRead more »
March 12, 2014
Currently, the tests that can provide a screen for dangerous materials require about 24-48 hours. University of Missouri researchers, in partnership with a private company, have developed a new method for anthrax detection that can identify anthrax in only a few hours. Story By: MU News Bureau Shortly following the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, lettersRead more »
March 7, 2014
Shakked Halperin earned a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, paving the way for him to earn a master’s degree in biological science from the University of Cambridge in England. Story By: University of Missouri Department of Engineering A 2013 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering, Halperin was one of 40 students from all over the United States toRead more »
MU graduate student, Andi Dhroso, was one of five students selected as a recipient of the Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship to attend a Keystone Symposium on “Big Data in Biology.” Story By: University of Missouri Department of Engineering University of Missouri computer science master’s student Dhroso, who also is seeking a doctoralRead more »
February 19, 2014
Nearly 1 in 4 women have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. University of Missouri Professor, Tina Bloom, in conjunction with an interdisciplinary research team has developed a cell phone app that will combat domestic violence against women. This advancement contributes the the Mizzou Advantage mission of One Health.Read more »
January 24, 2014
he University of Missouri announced Dec. 19 a $4.5 million research grant that will fund the creation of the MU Center for Patient-centered Outcomes Research.
January 10, 2014
The University of Missouri has received a $4.5 million federal grant to support the founding of a center for patient-centered outcomes research. The center will focus on multidisciplinary, patient-centered research as part of a national effort to help patients and their physicians make informed decisions in today’s complex health care environment. The project will spanRead more »
Membrane proteins are the “gatekeepers” that allow information and molecules to pass into and out of a cell. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a three-dimensional microscope that will yield unparalleled study of membrane proteins and how they interact on the cellular level.
Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Now, a University of Missouri researcher and her international team of colleagues have found a new hand bone from a human ancestor who roamed the earth in East Africa approximately 1.42 million years ago.
November 21, 2013
Research Reactor officials at the University of Missouri announce a partnership to produce a radiopharmaceutical to assess heart damage.
November 14, 2013
University of Missouri’s Miicah Mazurek has been awarded a $3.8 million three-year National Institutes of Health grant to research a new autism measurement tool.
November 12, 2013
The University of Missouri is one of 16 public institutions to be designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public Land-grant Universities.
November 6, 2013
Dr. Leslie Lyons is a world famous cat geneticist. So you might surmise that she studies inheritable diseases in cat lineages or hereditary traits expressed in different cat breeds like coat color.
The University of Missouri was prominently featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Missouri Medicine, The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association. This collection of manuscripts highlights the university’s strengths in comparative medicine, animal modeling and the One Medicine concept.
October 29, 2013
“The pet dog represents an excellent model of many ailments in people, and the presence of fetal microchimerism in dogs will allow studies which further clarify its role in health and disease.”
October 16, 2013
A collaborative team of University of Missouri researchers is developing a device that may reduce the risk of stroke during heart valve replacement surgery. The team is comprised of faculty from both mechanical engineering and medicine. This interdisciplinary project has been awarded $150,000 through the Coulter Translation Partnership Program.
October 15, 2013
University of Missouri researchers are studying prostate cancer in both men and dogs. The goal of this project is to examine genetic markers to predict which patients will benefit from treatment. This study is an example the One Health/One Medicine initiative of Mizzou Advantage.
October 2, 2013
The University of Missouri 3-D Printing Lab encourages entrepreneurship and investment in Missouri while building students’ skills for future employment.
September 25, 2013
Dr. Leah Cohn, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, wants people to know that veterinary specialists exist, and at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, those specialists are on call to help.
September 24, 2013
The University of Missouri hosted a MOFarmersCare Food Dialogue at Reynolds Journalism Institute on Thursday, September 19. Panelists included University of Missouri faculty members Dr.Don Spiers, Professor of Environmental Physiology, and Dr. Kevin Wells, Assistant Professor of Genetics. Spiers also sponsors the University of Missouri Animal Welfare Club. Missouri Farmers Care promotes the continued growth ofRead more »
September 17, 2013
A project housed in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Missouri hopes to speed up the process by which biomedical engineering solutions can be brought to market to help patients.
August 22, 2013
The Missouri Voice, Swallow and Airway Center is keenly focused on One Health/One Medicine and translational medicine. Their mission is to care for patients (humans and animals) with voice, swallow and airway problems. Toward this goal, they are developing a team of cross-trained clinicians and researchers at MU who are learning to disrupt traditional boundaries between seemingly unrelated professions.
July 8, 2013
Collaborative research at the University of MO-Columbia may enable doctors to more accurately predict drugs that will be successful in treating certain conditions.
July 3, 2013
A University of Missouri research study aimed at enhancing diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs has received a grant totaling over $400,000.
May 23, 2013
“Given what is happening on campus with Mizzou Advantage and building interdisciplinary graduate programs, it’s an exciting time for the Graduate School,” said Rubin.
May 17, 2013
If patients start exercising and taking statins at the same time, it seems that statins block the ability of exercise to improve their fitness levels.
May 7, 2013
Exercise improves cognitive function, according to researcher Arthur Kramer.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association recently named Dr. Jimi Cook of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine as the 2013 recipient of its WVAVA Hill’s Pet Mobility Award.
May 1, 2013
Carver developed one-woman shows about her experiences with breast cancer, and is now the scriptwriter for the MU Interactive Theatre Troupe’s sketches.
After stopping tray use, food waste dropped by approximately 6,000 pounds per month.
Christine Elsik is the first new hire for Mizzou Advantage.
New communication technologies can have negative consequences for both soldiers and families, says co-director of MU’s Terrorism and Disaster Center.
April 24, 2013
Studies suggest children with autism are more likely to become obsessed with screen-based media use.
A technique developed by University of Missouri Professor of Engineering Shubhra Gangopadhyay’s group may make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate.
April 17, 2013
University of MO researchers have discovered the prescription drug Propranolol may improve the working memories of people who have autism. Previously, this drug has been prescribed to treat high blood pressure, anxiety, and panic. The MU Thompson Center for Autism cooperated with researchers from the MU Department of Psychological Sciences, as well as the MURead more »
April 15, 2013
The Horses and Humans Research Foundation awarded its seventh $50,000 research grant recently to the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
April 10, 2013
“We have shown that it is possible to be genetically predisposed to being lazy.”
Eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking later in the evening.
April 8, 2013
Interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Missouri have found that families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder view dog ownership as positively impacting their households.
April 4, 2013
Researchers at MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine treat cancer in dogs and, in the process, gain insight for human treatment.
April 3, 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 27, 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 25, 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 19, 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 13, 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 23, 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 15, 2013
The results of a preliminary study in a canine model of DMD will be published in the journal Molecular Therapy.
January 14, 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 7, 2013
The response has been healthful talk on topics such as body image, food, nutrition and media messages.
January 3, 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 17, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 2012
Thanks to the Mizzou Advantage initiative One Health, One Medicine, veterinary research can be applied to advances in joint treatment for humans.
December 7, 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 3, 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 30, 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 28, 2012
One Health/One Medicine researchers make headlines with new research into the safety of cancer fighting nanoparticles in canines.
November 1, 2012
The new technology was among lauded projects at an event to unveil the White House’s US Ignite Initiative.
October 29, 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 26, 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 12, 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 7, 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 5, 2012
Carbon nanotubes hold promise for industry but need monitoring, say researchers at MU and USGS.
August 22, 2012
Mizzou Advantage researchers release studying about how college students view body image and nutrition.
July 3, 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 26, 2012
A research team from MU has found a way to detect and predict arthritis before patients begin suffering from symptoms.
June 19, 2012
An MU researcher is working collaboratively on new technology that might produce faster detection of sepsis.
June 14, 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 30, 2012
MU researchers have developed computer software that combines ancient practices and modern medicine.
May 1, 2012
An MU researcher has developed a system that could help public health care organizations determine the best method of allocating resources.
April 27, 2012
Recently, MU unveiled its strategy for “One Mizzou.”
April 24, 2012
A Mizzou Advantage program has won some national praise.
April 18, 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 17, 2012
MU researchers have developed a genetically-modified mouse model that may help treat a neuromuscular disease.
April 3, 2012
Aging adults benefit from relationships with pets, research has shown.
March 16, 2012
Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a way to store donated cartilage more than twice as long as curent methods.
March 9, 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 2, 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 29, 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 28, 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 24, 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 22, 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 8, 2012
A leading expert in strategic communication in health and sciences has been named MU’s first Mizzou Advantage Distinguished Visiting Professional.
December 28, 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 7, 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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