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New Media and Diversity Center opens at MU

By Olivia Garrett | March 13, 2017

The center has started a mentorship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of diversity in the media.

Scientific society elects three MU faculty for their 'distinguished' research

Scientific society elects three MU faculty for their 'distinguished' research

By Jackson Kinkead | Dec. 8, 2016

The honorees’ work covers a range of areas from plant genetics to specialized cardiology.

Cancer Research Center uses salmonella to target tumors

Cancer Research Center uses salmonella to target tumors

By Brendan Crowley | Nov. 2, 2016

CRC Research Director Abraham Eisenstark: “We’ll have a double-whammy. We have the cargo vehicle, the bacteria, and we have the cargo to do some destruction.”

MU researchers attempt to minimize dining hall waste

MU researchers attempt to minimize dining hall waste

By Caroline Kealy | Oct. 30, 2016

Professor Ron McGarvey: “Whenever you throw away a pound of beef, you aren’t just throwing away the food.”

Former chancellor takes on new role as director of national security research at MU

By Olivia Garrett | Sept. 14, 2016

R. Bowen Loftin has experience in the field, having worked with agencies like NASA and the military to develop effective ways to train and educate.

MU researchers bring awareness to emotional support animals

By Olivia Garrett | Sept. 6, 2016

ESAs raise ethical and legal questions for clinical psychologists and their clients.

Following death of six beagle puppies, advocacy group sues MU over animal testing records

By Zia Kelly | Sept. 2, 2016

Director of operations of the Beagle Freedom Project: “...We started combing through past published research from [MU], and that is how we stumbled upon this particularly gruesome experiment where they blinded and killed these nine-month-old puppies.”

MU researchers predict senior citizens’ falls through Xbox Kinect devices

By Ethan Stein | Sept. 2, 2016

By using Xbox Kinect, researchers hope to help nurses and caretakers better prevent senior citizens from falling.

 Two projects approved for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Scholars program

Two projects approved for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Scholars program

By Claire Colby | Sept. 2, 2016

Assistant history professor Daniel Domingues: “[Students] will learn important skills, not just for their studies at the university but also for their careers.”

MU researchers find association between dog-walking, physical health

By Kyra Haas | May 4, 2016

The study focused on older adults and examined how emotional bonds with pets influenced dog-walking behavior.

Loftin’s new position focuses on connecting faculty with research opportunities

Loftin’s new position focuses on connecting faculty with research opportunities

By Taylor Blatchford | April 20, 2016

R. Bowen Loftin: “People seem to think I’m doing nothing, which is totally false. I’ve been very busy since all this happened back in November.”

Cancer survivor and medical student pursues cancer research

By Manyun Zou | March 21, 2016

Dan Miller: “I am a sort of idealist. I think we need to be thinking about the next generation and thinking about our kids.”

From ‘Fifty Shades’ to Martha Stewart: A look into Melissa Click’s research

By Kyra Haas | March 10, 2016

Click’s research topics have been called into question by lawmakers since her involvement in protests last fall.

‘Teaching Green’ buildings important for future of green technology, study finds

By Max Fillion | Feb. 24, 2016

Half of fossil fuel emissions in the U.S. are created by the electricity used to power non-environmentally friendly buildings.

Professor recognized for new approach to cancer treatment

Professor recognized for new approach to cancer treatment

By Kyra Haas | Feb. 4, 2016

Indian Parliament member Anantkumar Hegde: “Almost 15 years ago, I had recognized the tremendous scientific potential of Katti. I am not surprised that he has won awards of scientific excellence from almost every nation on this planet."

MU researchers issued patent for cancer treatment

By Max Fillion | Jan. 27, 2016

The method could help treat prostate, pancreatic, breast and small-cell cancers.

MU study finds that experience positively impacts firm value and operating performance

By Thomas Oide | Jan. 20, 2016

After analyzing 2,143 firm, Adam Yore finds that impact from job experience outweighs the negative effects of increasing age.

In Print: MU researchers aim to improve HIV drugs

By Morgan Brown | Dec. 7, 2015

Bond Life Sciences Center researchers are working to identify weak spots in the HIV virus.

Mark McIntosh named interim vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and economic development

Mark McIntosh named interim vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and economic development

By Waverly Colville | Nov. 19, 2015

“I have the utmost confidence in Mark, and I’m very happy that he has accepted this appointment,” interim Chancellor Hank Foley said in a press release.

Long-term chairmen presents research on diabetes

By Madison Plaster | Aug. 25, 2015

Biomedical Sciences department chair Harold Laughlin emphasized the importance of exercise in order to combat the rise of Type 2 diabetes.

In Print: Professor Zezong Gu and research team finds antioxidant properties in garlic

By Anna Sutterer | May 5, 2015

Aged garlic extract and one of its compounds, FruArg, may inhibit neurological damage caused by common stressors.

In Print: MU research team uncovers link between fracking, endocrine-disrupting chemicals

By Esther Seawell | April 1, 2015

The team published results suggesting chemicals from fracking spills find their way through the local water system.

Vom Saal explores ‘Wild West’ of consumer chemicals

In Print: Vom Saal explores ‘Wild West’ of consumer chemicals

By Hannah Black | March 17, 2015

Vom Saal has experienced harassment by chemical companies for his research into BPA.

New radar increases meteorology, research potential for CAFNR

In Print: New radar increases meteorology, research potential for CAFNR

By Casey Wilson | March 4, 2015

Currently, the closest two radars are in St. Louis and Kansas City.

In Print: Unused university land could create more STEM jobs

By Jeannine Anderson | March 4, 2015

The 5-year plan would offer tax incentives to companies who used the land.

MU team makes reality of Missouri food insecurity ‘easy to digest’

In Print: MU team makes reality of Missouri food insecurity ‘easy to digest’

By Hannah Black | Feb. 24, 2015

Researchers hope the data presented in the book will be a tool for policymakers.

Vet-school professor reaches continued success with Lameness Locator

In Print: Vet-school professor reaches continued success with Lameness Locator

By Anna Sutterer | Feb. 10, 2015

Kevin Keegan partnered with equine and engineering communities to construct a lameness detector now used worldwide.

Pets improve social skills in children with autism, MU researcher finds

In Print: Pets improve social skills in children with autism, MU researcher finds

By Hannah Black | Feb. 3, 2015

Carlisle’s findings suggest a variety of pets besides dogs may have similar impacts on social skills.

Dear Netflix: How not to binge-watch

By Elana Williams | Feb. 3, 2015

Columnist Elana Williams admits she has a problem.

Professors Birchler, Katti to be inducted as NAI Fellows

In Print: Professors Birchler, Katti to be inducted as NAI Fellows

By Paige Lalain | Jan. 28, 2015

The two professors join Chancellor Loftin and Dr. Hank Foley as NAI Fellows from MU.

In Print: Foley adds AAAS Fellowship to list of accomplishments

By Marilyn Haigh | Jan. 27, 2015

The MU professor and administrator was honored for his work with nanoporous carbons and campus involvement.

Geography professor looks to the forest to study climate change

In Print: Geography professor looks to the forest to study climate change

By Grace Rogers | Dec. 9, 2014

Grant Elliott discovered geography was a way to make money doing something he loves: wandering around the forest.

Caterpillar’s chewing is music to scientists’ ears

Caterpillar’s chewing is music to scientists’ ears

By Allison Pecorin | Dec. 6, 2014

MU researchers discover plants can hear themselves being eaten.

MU partners with Women’s Foundation to research status of women in Missouri

By Anna Sutterer | Oct. 30, 2014

Studying the status of women involves more than the ladies of Missouri, it impacts her children, entire family and her community.

MU receives federal grant for supercomputer

By Chris Beyer | Oct. 10, 2014

Students and faculty will be able to further studies in bioinformatics, geoinformatics, high performance computing and engineering applications.

In Print: Bacteria may be key to cancer treatment

By Grace Rogers | Oct. 7, 2014

Cancer may be controllable with a compound secreted by bacterial communication systems, according to a new MU study.

In Print: MUNCH fights obesity

By Grace Rogers | Oct. 7, 2014

MUNCH aims to research obesity and educate even the smallest “MUNCHkins” about nutrition.

Asthma affects behavior of low socioeconomic status children

By Grace Rogers | Oct. 2, 2014

Inspired by his doctoral advisor, Jen-Hao Chen unearthed the effects asthma can have on a child’s behavioral skills.

In Print: MU researchers search for better waste disposal method

By Grace Rogers | Sept. 16, 2014

MU researchers will continue digging through garbage in search of a better disposal method this semester due to a $82,000 grant from Mizzou Advantage.

MU, Italian government announce research collaboration

MU, Italian government announce research collaboration

By Clarissa Buch and Isabella Alves | Sept. 15, 2014

Enel Green Power will fully fund the research collaboration.

In Print: MU researchers discover link between TIM-1 protein, HIV infectivity

By Grace Rogers | Sept. 9, 2014

A discovery surrounding the TIM-1 protein’s effect on viruses leads MU researchers to study HIV.

MU researchers find cause of tassel-less corn to be boron deficiency

By Grace Rogers | Sept. 2, 2014

MU researchers recently used a piece of tassel-less corn to study boron’s effect on plant cells.

MU receives $2.4 million for cancer research, oncology

MU receives $2.4 million for cancer research, oncology

By Clarissa Buch and Isabella Alves | Aug. 22, 2014

The donation will be used to fund cancer research and create the Frances T. McAndrew Endowed Chair in Oncology.

MU named a preferred defense contractor

By Elizabeth Reiter | Aug. 17, 2014

The partnership would allow MU to sidestep the formal bidding process for defense contracts.

Grow Well aims to feed hungry Missourians

By Elizabeth Reiter | Aug. 16, 2014

Grow Well partners with food pantries throughout Missouri to give sustainable food to those in need.

MU to lead ambitious multi-institutional climate variability study

By Jack Waddell | Aug. 13, 2014

The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the team comprising researchers from around Missouri.

Wetlands essential for migrating mallards, MU researchers find

By Eleanor Hasenbeck | July 29, 2014

The U.S. has lost approximately 53 percent of its natural wetlands since the 1780s.

In Print: Cholesterol-lowering drug found effective for breast cancer treatment

By Grace Rogers | July 8, 2014

Cholesterol and hormone therapy could be the key to fighting cancer with minimal side effects, MU research team finds.

Research team to document African languages

By Alease Lee | July 8, 2014

A four-year grant was given by the National Science Foundation to properly document Luyia languages of Africa.

Doctoral student Russell Clayton links Twitter to relationship conflicts

In Print: Doctoral student Russell Clayton links Twitter to relationship conflicts

By Chris Beyer | May 6, 2014

Clayton’s study was conducted with 581 Twitter users, each between 18-67 years old.

In Print: MU researcher analyzes compound with potential to treat HIV virus

By Natalia Alamdari | May 6, 2014

Japanese scientists in search of compounds to enhance the flavor of soy sauce stumbled upon EFdA in 2001.

In Print: MU Researcher identifies coding gene needed for key locomotor skills

By Natalia Alamdari | April 29, 2014

Waters began his research as a post-doctoral student at the National Cancer Institute.

In Print: Discovery helps explain rare disease

By Annie Rice | May 3, 2013

Petris' team tested mice who displayed similar symptoms to Menkes

In Print: MU researcher leads cancer research with new treatment

By Hanna Jacunski | April 5, 2013

Professor Hawthorne's treatment was effective on mice and will now be tested on dogs.

Mizzou Advantage study finds dogs beneficial to children with autism

In Print: Mizzou Advantage study finds dogs beneficial to children with autism

By Katie Pohlman | March 8, 2013

Researchers monitored social media to supplement data collected through an online survey about family life with dogs.

In Print: MU researchers present research on renewable energy at inaugural SEC Symposium

By Andrew Beasley | Feb. 12, 2013

The two professors were invited to present research on renewable energy. Tags: SEC, renewable energy, sustainability, research

In Print: MU scientists pursue nanoparticle radiation treatment for cancer

By Erika Nesto | Feb. 8, 2013

After further testing, the scientists could seek FDA approval.

In Print: MU researcher finds autism hope in pill

By Corinne Kennedy | Oct. 11, 2011

Pilot studies show propranolol might alleviate some effects of autism.

MU, Texas A&M snag $14 million grant for cattle research

By Steve Cassidy | April 16, 2011

The federal funding will go toward work in the field of food efficiency.

New discovery changes perceptions of human evolution

By Kari Paul | Feb. 15, 2011

Fossil discovery proves hominids walked earlier than thought.

In Print: Study: Emotional health of freshmen at all-time low

By Lauren Bale | Feb. 4, 2011

Researchers say the state of the economy could be to blame.

Colleges talk process of ‘learning to learn’

In Print: Colleges talk process of ‘learning to learn’

By Abigail Geiger | Feb. 4, 2011

A study suggested a relation between self-awareness and educational success.

MU partners with company to create drug development group

In Print: MU partners with company to create drug development group

By Travis Cornejo | Dec. 3, 2010

The company manufactures and exports active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Study: 1 in 2 students in campus organizations face hazing

In Print: Study: 1 in 2 students in campus organizations face hazing

By Michelle Reichmeier | Dec. 3, 2010

Two Maine professors' research calls for national hazing prevention.

In Print: Three plant grants awarded to MU biologists

By Marie Mandelberg | Nov. 30, 2010

They will help fund research about plant genetics and drought resistance.

MU study finds new smoking factors

By Mengti Xu | Nov. 9, 2010

Although Asian Americans begin smoking later, they are more likely to smoke regularly.

In Print: Study: Younger demographics having safer, more frequent sex

By Ally McEntire | Oct. 12, 2010

Results shows condom use decreases with age.

In Print: Study: Crashes up despite texting laws

By Ethan Colbert | Oct. 12, 2010

Texting while driving is illegal in Missouri for drivers under 22.

On Campus: MU researchers: Dinosaurs may be 10% taller

Posted to On Campus by Wes Duplantier on Oct. 7, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.

It turns out that previous best guesses about how tall dinosaurs were might have come up a little short. Literally. MU anatomy professor Casey Holliday and researchers from Ohio University have found that dinosaurs like the Triceratops and Brachiosaurus may have been much taller than researchers thought before, according to ...

In Print: Biological Sciences professor wins $100,000 award for research

By Allison Prang | Sept. 24, 2010

He was one of 10 recipients and the first at MU.

In Print: Appeals court grants stay in stem cell case

By Matthew Patane | Sept. 10, 2010

500,000 Missourians are affected by diseases related to stem cell research.

In Print: IBM, MU partner for research, technology

By Eric Knapp | July 7, 2010

A high-performance computing system will be given to the university.

In Print: MU professor leads development of new HIV treatment

By Gregory Zajac | Jan. 29, 2010

The drug shows promise to be stronger and longer-lasting.