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Mapping food deserts

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Maps are great for showing where things are. They're also good for showing where things aren't. Two Michigan State University professors have developed interactive maps that offer a visual perspective of urban food deserts...

MU researchers believe discovery could lead to testing that displaces colonoscopies

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Nobody enjoys colonoscopies, including mice. University of Missouri researchers are excited about the potential of using genetic biomarkers to predict colon cancer caused by inflammation. A new method developed at the MU Re...

States should extend benefits for youth in foster care, MU expert...

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Each year, 29,000 foster youths are released from care as they become adults. A University of Missouri foster care expert says these young people encounter tremendous challenges as they transition out of care. However, those wh...

School attendance, refusal skills combat smoking risk in youth

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Asian-American youth are one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. Although Asian Americans begin smoking later in life, they are more likely to smoke regularly and at a higher rate than other ethnic or racial gr...

Researchers identify how bone-marrow stem cells hold their ‘breath’ in low-oxygen...

DALLAS -- Sept. 3, 2010 -- UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified unique metabolic properties that allow a specific type of stem cell in the body to survive and replicate in low-oxygen environments. In a study published in th...

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