Jake Moskowitz, DVM, and graduate student in the Comparative Medicine Program, won the Lorraine Flaherty Award in recognition of his outstanding student presentation. Moskowitz, whose faculty mentor is James Amos-Landgraf, PhD, also received the Verne Chapman Young Scientist award, the highest honor given to a trainee or postdoctoral student by the IMGS.Read More
Rat study shows gut microbes play a role in colon cancer susceptibility
The microscopic organisms that live in our gut do more than help us digest food. A new study in rats bolsters a growing body of evidence that the complex mix of microorganisms found in the gut, known as gut microbiota, could influence a person’s likelihood of developing colon cancer.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The observed increased incidence of adenomas and colorectal carcinomas in men compared with women has been linked to male sex hormones, according to a new study. The authors sought to address whether the lower incidence and delayed onset in women is owing to protection by female hormones or lack of tumour-promotion by male hormones.Read More