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 […]

Emter To Serve As NIH Study Section Member

Congratulations to College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences Craig Emter, PhD, on being selected to serve as a regular member of the Hypertension and Microcirculation (HM) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health, beginning July 1, 2018. The HM Study Section reviews applications involving basic and applied aspects of cardiovascular regulation […]

Cummings Receives Grant To Study Relationship Between Serotonin and Hypoxia To Help Reduce SIDS

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Kevin Cummings, PhD, a four year, $1.5 million grant to help reveal how serotonin deficiency increases the risk of a baby dying from hypoxia while sleeping. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death between 1 […]

MU CVM Professor Receives NIH Grant to Study Obesity-related Cardiovascular Disease

Shawn Bender, PhD, an assistant professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 research award to continue his laboratory’s work to further understanding of the cardiovascular consequences of obesity. Bender received the five-year $2.8 million grant entitled “Mineralocorticoid receptor-dependent coronary vascular […]

Exploring All Avenues for Heart Health

College Avenue separates Patrick Delafontaine, MD, and Doug Bowles, PhD, but a mutual interest in unclogging arteries brought the two together. The dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the chair of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences are collaborating on research that could help prevent heart attacks. For […]