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Genetic Pre-Disposition Toward Exercise and Mental Development May be Linked, MU Study Finds

Active rats showed higher levels of brain development than lazy rats

April 15, 2014

University of Missouri researchers have previously shown that a genetic pre-disposition to be more or less motivated to exercise exists. In a new study, Frank Booth, a professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, has found a potential link between the genetic pre-disposition for high levels of exercise motivation and the speed at which mental maturation occurs.  Full Story
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MU Chancellor Responds to Dowd Bennett Report

April 15, 2014

The University of Missouri Board of Curators retained outside counsel to examine how the University responded to a former student’s allegation of a sexual assault, information which came to light, unfortunately, after her passing. The St. Louis-area law firm of Dowd Bennett conducted a lengthy and thorough examination of the issue and presented its findings to the Board of Curators last Friday. Now that he has had time to thoroughly review the report, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin says he accepts the findings and acknowledges that the university has a responsibility to ensure that it is stronger in the future.  Full Story

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