In this piece, Greyson Holliday, a Mizzou undergraduate student studying psychology, found a strong correlation between philosophical religious thoughts and epilepsy.
At the University of Missouri, assistant professor Jacquelyn Benson is exploring LATs or “Living Apart Together” relationships and delving into how it works, how it impacts family members and its role in the historical context of relationships.
At the University of Missouri, something is trending. With the right tweaks and changes, it could potentially transform the research world and even beyond. Professer Steve Van Doren, a MU Biochemistry Professor, along with his research assistant Jia Xu, has developed TREND, an acronym for TRack Equilibrium or Non-equilibrium shifts in Data.
In this on-air interview of the Pulse, Anahita Zare and Matt McCune, organizers of Mid-Missouri’s March for Science protest talk about why they decided to form one here in Columbia and what events they plan. They also touch upon personally what the new Trump administration means for science and how scientists should and will react. This was aired Feb. 13.
Canned food may not be safe. Mizzou researcher Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld experimented with canned dog food and realized BPA concentrations increased dramatically in the body when dogs consumed them. The BPA primarily comes from the plastic linings in cans, and the results of this experiment may translate into something bigger for humans themselves.
In your guts are millions of probiotics, also known as good bacteria in layman’s terms, that live and thrive. It has been established in the scientific community that these bacteria help one’s body digest food, breaking down things that the body cannot. But at the University of Missouri, Dr. Daniel Davis, Dr. Aaron Ericcson, and Dr. Elizabeth Bryda have considered the possibility that probiotics, specifically Lactobacillus, can also help reduce mental stress. They used zebrafish to establish this theory, but the implications for humans can be huge.
Race plays a huge part in many aspects of our daily life, from policing to government to day-to-day interactions. But Dr. Antoinette Landor, a professor studying human development and family science, has discovered that race and skin tone play an important factor in — surprisingly — sex. She claims that there is a relationship where darker skin tone means a higher chance of engaging in risky sexual behavior. How is this possible? Listen to the story for more.
Earlier this year, Dr. Elizabeth Loboa, the Dean of the College of Engineering at Mizzou, made an important discovery regarding the journey to finding ways to cure osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that affects particularly older woman, causing their bones to break easily. Using and observing stem cells, Loboa was able, for the first time, to track the development of stem cells to bone cells in real time. This allowed her and her team to uncover an important pattern, and it shows clues to the next steps of fighting osteoporosis.
MU Chemistry Professor Silvia Jurisson and fellow researcher Alan Ketiring are currently experimenting with different elements, other than the commonly used Technetium, to image and treat cancer. Listen up to see more of their research, why their research matters, and their current status.