Archive: Jan 2017

Study of Mice Shows Protein in Womb Plays Lifelong Role in Bone Health

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily. Severe cases of the disease can result in hundreds of fractures during a person’s lifetime or even death. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have shown that limiting a specific maternal protein in pregnant mice with osteogenesis imperfecta resulted in offspring with stronger, denser bones. The finding might one day provide a new therapeutic approach to treating brittle bone disease. Read More

MU Awarded $13.3 Million to Provide Better Health Care at a Lower Cost

An innovative way to deliver better patient care at a lower cost will be developed at the University of Missouri with support from a $13.3 million grant. MU will use the new federal funding to combine advanced technology with education for patients and providers in an effort to transform the nation's health care system. Read More

MU School of Medicine Hosts Minorities in Medicine Outreach Week

The University of Missouri School of Medicine will host its annual Minorities in Medicine Outreach Week from Jan. 23-27. Throughout the week, more than 35 undergraduate minority MU students will shadow MU medical students in the classroom and MU Health Care physicians in clinical settings.  Read More

Changes to Hospital Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care of Those on Popular Blood Thinner

Warfarin is a commonly prescribed blood thinner used to prevent harmful blood clots. However, the drug requires frequent monitoring, daily dosing and can result in serious negative effects when mixed with vitamin K, a vitamin commonly found in vegetables such as lettuce or broccoli. Now, a new study from University of Missouri Health Care has found that using electronic health records (EHR) can improve the care patients receive after they leave the hospital and eliminate potential confusion among care providers and pharmacists. Read More