Femur Discovery

Recently released research on human evolution has revealed that species of early human ancestors had significant differences in facial features. Now, a University of Missouri researcher and her international team of colleagues have found that these early human species also differed throughout other parts of their skeletons and had distinct body forms.… Read More

William Miller

When William Miller thinks back to his medical school days at MU in the 1960s, he remembers his first day in the gross anatomy lab as powerful. At the time, the first-year medical student had never seen a dead person. One classmate, upon pulling back the sheet, walked out and never came back. But for… Read More

Lester Layfield

Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a more accurate laboratory method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The disease causes more than 38,000 deaths each year in the United States, and kills 94 percent of people with the illness within five years, according to… Read More


Shelly Frazier, DO, has always enjoyed competitive sports and exercising. When she took up weightlifting, she didn’t plan to become a world record holder. But that is exactly what this Ellis Fischel pathologist has done. In October, Frazier bench-pressed 155 pounds, setting a world weightlifting record for her age, gender and weight class at the… Read More

Nasal Bones

In an assessment of the nasal floor configurations of the available and sufficiently intact, if still incomplete, paleoanthropologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Washington University and University of Missouri, found that archaic Homo maxillae from eastern Eurasia seem to have a prevalence of the bi-level pattern similar to… Read More