The public affairs mission challenges the Missouri State University community to use its knowledge and skills to better the world. For 11 years, the Board of Governors has recognized faculty and staff members who model the public affairs mission in their academic and on-campus work. This year, Missouri State recognizes three faculty members and three staff members with the … [Read more...] about Board honors faculty, staff members with Excellence in Public Affairs award
Gut health has been proven to affect your overall health. One area that contributes to gut health is nutrition. Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, explains to Forbes how what you eat affects your gut health. … [Read more...] about Understanding the link between nutrition and gut health
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016. Opioids now cause about three-fourths of all overdose deaths. One solution to address this deadly crisis is reducing dependence on prescription painkillers through Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri … [Read more...] about Reducing opioid use through VNS
Natural: So many foods, cosmetics, cleaners and drugs claim this status. But why does it matter? Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Missouri State, Hunter Sheckley, graduate conducting research in Durham’s lab, and Yan Li Fan, visiting scholar from China, discuss recent research. Can plants replace … [Read more...] about How natural substances can tip the scales in favor of your health
The Children’s Bureau’s most recent child abuse statistics reveal that 7.2 million children were reported as abused in 2015. This number had unfortunately grown from the previous report by more than half a million children. Dr. Paul Durham is a distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University and the director for the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at the … [Read more...] about Childhood trauma and chronic pain: What’s the relationship?