Study: BPA Exposure of the Placenta Could Affect Fetal Brain Development

University of Missouri scientists examine how the transfer of bisphenol A (BPA) from mother to child could affect fetal brain development. In a new study, scientists at the University of Missouri demonstrate the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development. […]

BMS Faculty Honored During CVM 2021 Awards Ceremony

During the MU College of Veterinary Medicine 2021 Awards Ceremony, five faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences were chosen as honorees. The awards were presented by CVM Dean Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, and Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Angela Tennison, DVM, during the virtual ceremony held in June. Faculty members nominate […]

Sinha Takes First Place at MU Health Sciences Day

Nishant Sinha, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Shyam Chaurasia, Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery departments, recently took first place at the annual MU Health Sciences Day, for his poster entitled, “Corneal Remodeling in Mini Ossabaw Pigs with Type II Diabetes.” The results of this study found altered levels of collagen […]

Booth and Rector Awarded $1.5 million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Frank Booth, PhD, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, and R. Scott Rector, PhD, associate professor in the MU School of Medicine Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology a grant for their research focusing on the effects of the liver on brain function. […]

Nichols and Lever Receive $1.9 million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.9 million MPI R01 grant to Nicole Nichols, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center investigator, and Teresa Lever, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology at the MU School of Medicine. The […]

Think all BPA-free Products are Safe? Not so Fast, Scientists Warn

MU scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially a developing baby’s brain   Using “BPA-free” plastic products could be as harmful to human health — including a developing brain — as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the […]

Rosenfeld Elected President Of US DOHaD

The United States Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society (US DOHaD) recently elected Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, as President of the society for the term of 2020-2022. The US DOHaD Society was founded in 2016 and is an affiliate of the International DOHaD Society.  This organization is focused on all facets […]

BMS Faculty in the News

A recent Environmental Health News (EHN) network investigation (  prominently features Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld and Dr. Jiude Mao, a research scientist in Dr. Rosenfeld’s laboratory, as well as Drs. Fred vom Saal and Wade Welshons. This investigation highlights a conflict within the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity (CLARITY-BPA) program between the […]

Loosen up!

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. […]