Conservation of a species is difficult – mostly because as numbers dwindle, the likelihood of running into an endangered or threatened animal gets slimmer. When you’re talking about an animal that is secretive to begin with, the challenge is even greater. Recently, a group of alligator snapping turtles was discovered in an unlikely place: the metro of Houston, … [Read more...] about Turtles find unlikely home in Houston
Meal prep is one simple solution to eating healthier and dining out less often. “It’s hard to get dinner on the table when we’re in a rush, so meal prepping is helpful,” said Natalie Allen, clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University. Allen, a registered dietitian, offers two tips to get started: Keep a running grocery list on your smartphone or a … [Read more...] about Bears show how to meal prep
The statistics are staggering. Doctors prescribe opioids and people become addicted. But what if there was an effective, safer alternative to beat the pain? Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University and the director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center, shared his research of the vagus nerve … [Read more...] about Center tests device to combat opioid crisis
HIV infects about 50,000 people in the United States each year. Twenty-three percent of Americans diagnosed with HIV are simultaneously told they have AIDS. And worldwide, 36.9 million people are living with AIDS. Due to these staggering statistics, Dec. 1 is recognized as World AIDS Day. Dr. Amy Hulme, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, … [Read more...] about Tiny steps, big discoveries: The future of HIV research
Your health can be affected by so many things. Genetics, diet, stress, the people around you – just to name a few. Dr. Kyler Sherman Wilkins, assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University, is a social demographer who is interested in the distribution of health in Americans. “Health outcomes are not randomly distributed across the population. We know … [Read more...] about Do you control your health?