Resveratrol a Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse

Nov. 19, 2013 Story Contact(s):  Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements. Now, researchers at the…

Statins block the ability of exercise to improve fitness levels

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug May Reduce Exercise Benefits for Obese Adults, MU Study Finds May 15, 2013 Story Contact(s): Jesslyn  Chew, ChewJ@missouri.edu, (573) 882-8353 By Kate McIntyre COLUMBIA, Mo. – Statins, the most widely prescribed drugs worldwide, are often suggested to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is…

Bisphenol A Affects Sex-Specific Reproductive Behaviors in a Monogamous Animal Species, Says MU Researcher

Animal Findings Suggest That Gender May Also Influence Chemical Exposure Risks for Humans Feb. 11, 2013 Story Contact(s): Timothy Wall, walltj@missouri.edu, 573-882 3346 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Parents, teachers and psychologists know boys and girls behave differently. However, that difference isn’t taken into account by most methods used to assess the risk to children from chemical…

Compound in grapes, red wine could be key to fighting prostate cancer

Contact: Christian Basi BasiC@missouri.edu 573-882-4430 University of Missouri-Columbia MU researcher finds that prostate tumor cells are more susceptible to treatment after being exposed to resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine :Nicholl has discovered that a compound found in grape skins and red wine can make prostate tumor cells more susceptible to…

Aspirin, Tylenol May Decrease Effectiveness of Vaccines: “if you block COX-1, you might be decreasing the amount of antibodies your body is producing”

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Kelsey Jackson JacksonKN@missouri.edu 573-882-8353 University of Missouri-Columbia Aspirin, tylenol may decrease effectiveness of vaccines Mizzou scientists discover aspirin and Tylenol block enzymes that could inhibit vaccines COLUMBIA, Mo. – With flu season in full swing and the threat of H1N1 looming, demand for vaccines is at an all-time high.…

Young adults may outgrow bipolar disorder

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Kelsey Jackson JacksonKN@missouri.edu 573-882-8353 University of Missouri-Columbia MU researchers find evidence that there may be developmentally limited forms of bipolar disorder COLUMBIA, Mo. –Bipolar disorder, or manic-depression, causes severe and unusual shifts in mood and energy, affecting a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. With symptoms often starting in…

Viruses Help MU Scientists Battle Pathogenic Bacteria and Improve Water Supply

  Newly developed technique can kill antibiotic-resistant germs Sept. 24, 2012 Story Contact(s): Timothy Wall, walltj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Infectious bacteria received a taste of their own medicine from University of Missouri researchers who used viruses to infect and kill colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, common disease-causing bacteria. The viruses, known as bacteriophages, could be…

Higher urinary levels of commonly used chemical, BPA, linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes

2008 post for filing Contact: David Melzer, M.B., Ph.D. david.melzer@pms.ac.uk JAMA and Archives Journals Higher levels of urinary Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound commonly used in plastic packaging for food and beverages, is associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.…