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MU College of Veterinary Medicine research discovers harmful effects of alternative chemicals in plastics

Research shows that BPS is still not safe for people to use despite it being a chemical alternative.

College of Education study shows 94% of middle school teachers highly stressed

The effects of high stress can be seen in teacher-student relations in the classroom.

Local ‘eco-classroom’ facilitates elementary school student learning

MU researchers worked with students and teachers in two classrooms at Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School to study the impact of “green” buildings on students’ learning. Results showed that students found positive connections between the building and their surrounding environments.

New School of Medicine study links levels of serotonin to dysphagia in mice could open door to new ALS, Parkinson’s treatment

A new study opens the door for ALS and Parkinson’s research but is just a drop in the bucket for this researcher and her team.

Rise in vaping leads to calls for increased regulations

Analysts have linked the decrease in cigarette use to a shift towards vape products rather than a decrease in nicotine consumption.

MU College of Veterinary Medicine research determines genetic mutations cause rare genetic disorder

MU College of Veterinary Medicine finds a gene mutation responsible for causing Chédiak-Higashi syndrome.

New research conducted by MU Engineering could lead to water being harvested in space

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering created a team to conduct an experiment in a zero-gravity environment.

CAFNR study shows benefits in school gardening programs

Students in the rural Midwest were “reskilled” and reconnected to their food through their school garden.

Research finds how human brain’s functions are altered after loss of limb

The study, conducted at the MU Brain Imaging Center, consisted of 48 participants, 19 of which had previously lost a hand.

Professor and director of research receives $1.8 million federal grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded MU professor Mahesh Thakkar, Ph.D., with a federal grant to study the role of alcohol in insomnia and brain inflammation.

Psychology professor, students provide comprehensive research on arrogance

MU professor Nelson Cowan organized a team of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to provide one of the first comprehensive literature reviews on arrogance.

Study by MU professor shows racism in skin tones, not just skin colors

A study conducted by an MU professor explains how racial trauma among African Americans differs depending on their skin-tone.

3D tyrannosaurus rex skull model brings unexpected results

The T. rex skull has long been considered to be wiggly like that of a bird or snake, but an MU team developed a 3D model that shows that might not have been the case.

Researchers discover autonomy increases family tension at the end of life

Human Development and Family Sciences professor Dr. Jacquelyn Benson and other researchers found a central theme to reasons behind conflict at the end of life.

Engineering researchers work to advance automatic driver assistance functions

This technology was adopted in response to negative consumer opinion about the current ADAS systems and their accuracy.

New research leads professor to believe physical inactivity is genetic

Professor Frank Booth bred 160 rats in a study about physical inactivity that involved the offspring running on voluntary running wheels.

New MU study strives to detect risk of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia

The study uses MRI scans to help detect and prevent psychosis from seriously developing in patients, which could help lower societal and public health costs.

MU professors develop new technique for food contaminant detection

The new biosensor technology has the potential to improve the accuracy and time-span of food safety tests.

MU research grant aims to provide health information services to underserved communities throughout Midwest

The grant provides opportunity for twelve librarians to learn how to provide better health information services to underserved communities throughout the Midwest.

Mizzou in Review: On-off relationships, testing glucose levels, political polarization among impactful research this year

This year, MU researchers have developed medical treatments, uncovered trends in social media and studied the effects of on-again, off-again relationships.