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Unlocking plants’ metabolic thermostat — Missouri Life Sciences Week poster winner talks research

Unlocking plants’ metabolic thermostat — Missouri Life Sciences Week poster winner talks research

Meet Matthew Salie, who works to grow chubbier plants in the lab of Bond LSC's Jay Thelen. We highlight Salie and list all poster award winners from Missouri Life Sciences Week 2015

Unlocking plants’ metabolic thermostat — award-winning LSW posters

Unlocking plants’ metabolic thermostat — award-winning LSW posters

Matthew Salie would like to see chubbier plants. “You’ve probably never really seen a fat plant before, right?” said Salie, a fourth year MU graduate student in biochemistry­. “Humans, we make plenty of extra fat and store that as energy. But plants don’t really need to do that — they make just as much as they…

Float your boat

Float your boat

Bond LSC raised $600 for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri as participants in the Float Your Boat event.

Outstanding mentors

Outstanding mentors

Bond LSC faculty win and are nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

Talking about science

Talking about science

Director Jack Schultz joins Radio Friends with Paul Pepper to talk about how we talk about science.

BPA overrides temperature to decide turtle sex

BPA overrides temperature to decide turtle sex

The environmental build-up of bisphenol A (BPA) can result in a life-changing shift for aquatic animals. For painted turtles, exposure to this chemical can disrupt sexual differentiation,, according to new research in the  General and Comparative Endocrinology. Scientists at the University of Missouri have teamed up to show how low levels of certain endocrine disruptors…

Five Bond LSC undergraduates win Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Five Bond LSC undergraduates win Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Five undergraduate researchers at Bond LSC were awarded arts and sciences scholarships to help them continue their education. Congratulations to each of the winners. Hannah Baldwin/Bond LSC MU undergraduate Wade Dismukes gathers plants from a growing room in Bond LSC to prepare for an experiment about plant evolution on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Dismukes, who…

Life Sciences Week preview: Doing more with less

Life Sciences Week preview: Doing more with less

A simple virtue lies at the heart of Xuemin (Sam) Wang’s research: thrift. “A good way to think of it is how to increase output without demanding more inputs,” Wang said. Wang, the E. Desmond Lee and Family Fund endowed professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a principal investigator at the Donald Danforth…

Scientists dig into the epigenetics of cancer

Scientists dig into the epigenetics of cancer

Joya Chandra, associate professor of pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the epigenetics of pediatric cancers at the 2015 MU LSSP Symposium on epigenetics on Sunday, March 15.//photo by Caleb O’Brien/Bond LSC The evolving science of epigenetics is shaking up how scientists and doctors think about cancer. At the 11th…

Translating soybean cyst nematode research

Translating soybean cyst nematode research

Roger Meissen/Bond Life Sciences Center – These soybean roots show some nematode cysts. The small, white circles are the hardened body of the nematodes and form when the nematode attaches itself to the root to create a feeding cell. Beneath a North Carolina field in 1954, a tiny worm inched its way through the soil…