The past few months have been impressive for Missouri State’s biology department. Several biology professors, students and alumni have co-authored publications during that time. We are grateful for their contributions to the scientific community. About the publications The recent publications co-authored by biology professors, students and alumni include: … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the biology department
Some regions are known for their ability to grow the most flavorful agricultural products. Ancient farmers, through trial and error, determined the best fit between a crop, the soil and weather conditions. They had plenty of land to choose from to find the perfect fields for their crops. But today, our ability to grow food is becoming limited as the availability of … [Read more...] about Getting to the root to grow understanding
Congenital heart defects affect nearly 40,000 births every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Ryan Udan, associate professor of biology at Missouri State University, leads studies in his lab to understand how blood-vessel-related birth defects form. “We want to learn how the smooth muscle tissue grows to surround … [Read more...] about Vascular research as a path toward a cure
Summer was a time of adjusting plans due to concerns of COVID-19. Conferences were no exception. The Society for Freshwater Sciences (SFS) adapted their annual Summer of Science meeting events to a virtual format. They hosted virtual activities throughout most of June and into July. Dr. Debra Finn, assistant professor of biology, shares how SFS managed to provide … [Read more...] about A summer of (mostly virtual) science
The coronavirus pandemic has affected people’s lives, especially those at a higher risk to contract the virus. Tasks, such as eating at a restaurant, going to the grocery store and mailing packages can carry some degree of risk for COVID-19 transmission. How safe is it for you to visit a post office or shipping center to mail packages if you’re high risk for COVID? … [Read more...] about Is it safe to ship packages during COVID?