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2014-02-19 23:24:47

New soil model creates step-change in predictive farm management. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 DuPont, the University of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have announced an innovative new collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers more sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning. The public-private...

2014-02-03 23:03:09

Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of multimodal notification solutions, is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado notifications. Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of multimodal notification solutions, is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado...

Population Size Of Salamanders Helps Predict Forest Ecosystems Health, Inform Forest Management Decisions
2014-01-23 08:09:00

Jeff Sossamon - University of Missouri Researchers suggest a balance between timber harvest and conservation biology Woodland salamanders are small, lungless amphibians that live in moist, forest habitats throughout the US and the world. Salamanders often serve as vital links in forest food chains; their population size and recovery from major disturbances can help predict the health of forest ecosystems. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that...

Study Of African Forest Elephants Helps Research Efforts In US
2014-01-08 06:34:21

University of Missouri Study finds that human occupation of an area may not contribute to population decline of an endangered species Conservation of a protected or endangered species requires frequent monitoring and the dynamic techniques biologists utilize to ensure the survival of threatened animals. Often, scientists study biodiversity at all levels—from genes to entire ecosystems. Currently, researchers at the University of Missouri are employing genotyping to study movement...

2013-11-21 12:27:47

Calls Upon NARH to Work With the Community to Find an Alternative Plan to Keep These Vital Services Open NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Health has just issued its findings regarding the proposed plan by the management of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) to close both its 5-bed inpatient pediatric unit and 11-bed inpatient psychiatric unit (known as the Greylock Pavilion), two popular programs serving vulnerable children and those...

Researchers Suggest Dietary Calcium Supplements For Dairy Cows After Giving Birth
2013-11-11 14:32:45

University of Missouri The health of dairy cows after giving birth plays a big factor in the quantity and quality of the milk the cows produce. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that subclinical hypocalcemia, which is the condition of having low levels of calcium in the blood and occurs in many cows after giving birth, is related to higher levels of fat in the liver. John Middleton, a professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, says these higher levels of...

2013-11-07 12:59:05

Global PET Imaging LLC would utilize the expertise of the MU Research Reactor (MURR®) and nuclear medicine scientists to produce active ingredient for diagnostic drug Following a heart attack, many patients consult with their doctors about the necessity of heart bypass surgery. However, the active ingredient for a test that helps determine the need for surgery could be in short supply in the near future. Now, an agreement signed by officials from the University of Missouri and Global PET...

2013-10-23 11:24:34

In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that institutional mutual fund investors tend to invest in companies that have an independent board of directors because it is perceived as a "safer" option, even though no evidence exists that demonstrates these companies perform better in the stock market. "Institutional mutual fund investors often invest in these firms out of fear," said Karen Schnatterly, the Emma S. Hibbs Distinguished Professor of Management at MU's...

Foraminifera Fossils Reveal An Ice-Free Late Cretaceous Period
2013-09-25 05:04:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long believed that a continental ice sheet formed more than 90 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period. During that time, the climate was much warmer than it is today. A new study from the University of Missouri (MU) has found evidence suggesting that this belief is incorrect, that no ice sheet formed during this time. The findings of this study, published in the journal Geology, could help environmentalists...

New Technique Detects Toxic Nanoparticles In Fresh Produce, Other Foods Products
2013-08-23 08:22:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The use of nanomaterials for water treatment, food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics and other industrial uses has increased over the last few years. Silver nanoparticles, for example, are used by farmers as a pesticide because of their capability to suppress the growth of harmful organisms. A growing concern among scientists is that these particles could pose a potential health risk to both humans and the environment. A new study...


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Linda Godwin
2012-10-18 12:06:46

Linda Godwin is a private pilot, an American scientist, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Linda Maxine Godwin on July 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was raised in Jackson, however, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. She then went to attend Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics in 1974. She then immediately went to graduate school at the University of Missouri, where she earned a Master of Science...

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