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MU Vice Chancellor for Research Hank Foley announced the university is adapting a new approach to intellectual property rights on Thursday, May 8.

Some studies being done at the University of Missouri may shed some light on how stroke victims learn to regain control of an impaired hand, or even learn how to use their opposite hand. 

MU researcher links anxiety to pro-social behavior

Oct 21, 2013
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A University of Missouri researcher has co-authored a report that found that individuals genetically predisposed to anxiety are less likely to volunteer and exhibit other pro-social behaviors. 

Faster internet service to help MU researchers

Oct 11, 2013
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MU researchers are now hooked into a faster internet connection to support their new cyberinfrastructure project.

Internet2 is a secured network used in a few universities, research corporations and government agencies around the country. The university announced the new service today as a part of Cyberinfrastructure Day.

MU Chief Information Officer Gary Allen said this resource is very scarce but it has its advantages.

MU Nuclear Research Reactor
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The University of Missouri’s Research Reactor has successfully completed its annual drill.

The reactor staff worked with public-safety and health professionals yesterday to simulate a scenario involving a small fire and radiation exposure to two individuals.  The police and fire departments participate in the drill every other year.

Mammogram
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University of Missouri researchers are developing a new procedure to detect breast cancer.

The new test looks for signs of breast cancer in fluid, found in breast ducts. Researchers say the test is more accurate and less invasive than current procedures, according to MU professor Thomas Quinn.

“It’d be nice if you could do this and have the confidence that you don’t have to go in and do invasive procedures like needle biopsies,” Quinn said.

Money
Andrew Magill

Coming up we’ll tackle sequestration which is set to occur March 1. But first, when a large group of farmers in the Southeast banded together to sue a powerful dairy cooperative a few years ago, many hoped that the case would bring big changes to the industry. But as Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports, the recent settlement of the case involving Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America has resulted in some money for small farmers in the short term but little long-term reform.

Sequestration, or the automatic across-the-board funding cuts set to kick in nationwide at the beginning of 2013, will tally nearly $110 billion dollars in cuts over the next nine years. The cuts are meant to alleviate the trillion dollar deficit. Congressional Republicans and Democrats are currently facing a stalemate on a solution to the severe fiscal cuts sequestration calls for while still fixing the deficit. KBIA’s Kristofor Husted reports that millions of dollars are at stake for the University of Missouri System.

Unemployment office
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The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in July, but several groups are still feeling the heat more than others. 

Kristian Molhave / Opensource Handbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

When fresh water animals, such as worms and mussels, were exposed to water loaded with carbon nanotubes, their health suffered, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In fact, the bottom-dwelling critters didn’t grow as quickly and they didn’t survive as long as their counterparts living in cleaner water.

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A professor at the University of Missouri has found a way to lower the cost of turkeys for us all this Thanksgiving, KBIA’s SARAH REDOHL reports.