Mizzou Study Explores Link to Colon Cancer

Busi’s study bolsters the growing body of evidence that the complex mix of microorganisms found in gut microbiota could influence a human's likelihood of developing colon cancer. This study was supported by the MU Rat Resource and Research Center, headed by Bryda, and a faculty research grant awarded to Assistant Professor James Amos-Landgraf, PhD, of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

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The CRISPR Revolution at MU

James Amos-Landgraf needed a pig.

The assistant professor of comparative medicine and genetics at the University of Missouri had joined forces with a startup company developing a tool to detect early colon cancer-causing lesions. They already tried out a rat-sized model, but still needed a full-sized prototype.

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