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MU researcher finds exercise can reduce artery stiffness associated with heart failure   Generally, exercise is considered good for you. However, physicians and medical doctors previously prescribed bedrest to people with heart failure, fearing exercise could potentially lead to additional health problems. Now, research from the University of Missouri has found exercise can improve the […]

Veterinary Anatomists Elect CVM’s Cross to Leadership Post

The American Association of Veterinary Anatomists elected David Cross, PhD, DVM, associate teaching professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Science, as its president-elect. He began the term as president-elect in August and will become the AAVA president in two years. He has been a member of the organization since 2014. […]

Is Laziness a Choice or Genetic Trait?

MU researcher pinpoints gene associated with physical inactivity   Regular physical activity is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle. However, a majority of American adults spend their waking hours sitting, which leads to a variety of health issues such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Now, a researcher from the University of Missouri […]

MU Research Paper Among the American Physiological Society Top Picks

The American Physiological Society chose a study that was a collaboration between the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital (Truman VA) as one of its Best Research Articles for August. The paper, “Aldosterone impairs coronary adenosine-mediated vasodilation […]

MU Study Finds Exercise May Lessen Heart Failure Damage

The American Physiological Society recently issued a press release publicizing a new study from the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine on the effects of exercise on coronary arterial stiffening. Researchers collaborating with the laboratory of Craig A. Emter, PhD, found that exercise may prevent or lessen coronary artery stiffening associated […]

Kielhofner Receives Undergraduate Research Abstract Award

The American Physiological Society recently honored Jane Kielhofner, a Mizzou senior majoring in public health, with the prestigious Barbara A. Horwitz and John M. Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Research Abstract Award. Kielhofner will present her abstract, “Hypoventilation and autonomic dysfunction in infant rats following orexin receptor blockade,” at the upcoming Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando, Florida. […]

MU Drives Collaboration Developing New Heart-Failure Drug

Your life depends on a muscle the size of a fist weighing 8 to 12 ounces. Your heart never sleeps. It beats about 100,000 times per day, feeding your tissues with crucial oxygen and nutrients, and then doing double duty as it takes out the trash — removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. Heart failure […]

CVM Researcher Uses Plasticity to Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who predated Socrates, famously said, “Change is the only constant in life.” The truth of this paradox is found throughout the biological world. Organisms adapt to changes in their environment, or even differences between their various habitats. Plasticity is the modern byword for this quality of being readily molded or changeable. […]

Booth Named 2018 Guyton Award Lecturer

Professor of Biomedical Sciences Frank Booth, PhD, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Lectureship Award by the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology. The ACDP is an independent organization associated with the American Physiological Society. The organization’s goal is promote research and education in the field of physiology. […]

Combination Breast Cancer Therapy Targets Both Tumor Cells and the Blood Vessels that Supply them, MU Researchers Find

Each day, normal human cell tissues express a protein known as p53 that wages war against potential malignancies. However, between 30 and 40 percent of human breast cancers express a defective (mutant) form of p53 that helps cancer cells proliferate and grow. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that combining a cancer […]