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Children who can’t metabolize copper live short, difficult lives. Michael Petris, biochemist and copper connoisseur, is laying the groundwork for genetic therapies.
Why different malfunctions may lead to similar patient problems.
For some young people, correcting vitamin D deficiencies may make diabetes less likely.
For decades, the cancer-fighting promise of carboranes has gone largely unfulfilled. No longer.
A team of MU scientists described how gold nanoparticles and a tea leaf-based compound could potentially treat prostate tumors with doses that are much smaller and far less damaging than conventional chemotherapy.
Prioritizing risk factors can help public health officials to do more with less.
A new system will help extend the short shelf life of donated cartilage.
Neural-response imaging confirms what mother told you: Eat a healthy breakfast.
Why minority health and fitness programs could use a makeover.
New imaging technologies reveal the 'wisdom of the architecture' behind the human circulatory system.
Former football players are prone cognitive difficulties. Eater better may help.
An innovative surgical procedure is helping Jack breathe easier.
A "trash tree" is poised to become an important infection fighter.
For too many elders, undiagnosed depression casts a pall over their later years.
Researchers say it's not those laughing who will remember.
Horse lovers agree that there are too many of these majestic animals...
Everyone agrees that cadmium, a ubiquitous industrial metal, is toxic. But might women be particularly vulnerable? Jane McElroy is determined to discover answers.
For dogs with diabetes, better monitoring means better disease management.
Youths at risk for suicide often ask for help. School staff must listen.
Why bioactive lipids sometimes ‘signal’ inflammatory responses.
A breakthrough finding pushes porcine fibroblasts toward pluripotency.
At MU’s new Brain Imaging Center, a facility equipped with some of the planet’s most sophisticated neuroimaging gear, researchers will investigate questions at the core of cognition.
A new home for pathogens, and the scientists who struggle to defeat them.
Devastating dog disorder offers insight into a human malady.
A device that amplifies light waves could revolutionize disease diagnostics.
As patients grow older, the number of generalist physcians declines.
An organic carbohydrate in processed tomatoes is a potent cancer fighter.
Two MU researchers are closing in on the mysterious operations of short term ‘working’ memory.
An MU immunologist is ready to intervene when the human body’s cellular defenses go awry.
MU’s Pamela Hinton thinks some cyclists may need to change gears on their exercise regimen.
Amanda Rose rethinks the conventional wisdom on caring, sharing and kids’ emotional health.
Despite the wishful thinking of millions of South Africans, Sutherlandia frutescens won’t likely prevent or cure AIDS. But scientists believe this gangly legume could, nonetheless, turn out to be a winner.
Companion animals draw scrutiny from Methicillin-resistant staph investigators.
South Africa’s extended families show resilience in HIV/AIDS crisis.
After a century of research, scientists close in on the causes of Alzheimer’s.
Understanding retroviral assembly is key to controlling the world’s most lethal communicable diseases.
Despite frustrating failures and tragic setbacks, gene therapy offers hope to kids with muscular dystrophy.
MU’s rural track aims to keep small town med students close to their roots.
Is black cohosh a safe substitute for hormone replacement therapy?
Two MU researchers explore how grapes help limit brain cell death following strokes.