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. […]

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. […]