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Fighting disease and world hunger: New PET/CT scanner opens at the University of Missouri

Capabilities to help advance human, animal and plant science research, veterinary patient care

Nov. 15, 2017

The University of Missouri has a new weapon in the fight against disease. That same tool also will prove crucial to the fight against world hunger. Housed in a new imaging core in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the combination positron emission tomography (PET) scanner and computed tomography (CT) scanner—the PET/CT system—will improve accuracy and speed in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disorders and Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as provide new capabilities for plant science research.  Full Story
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MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announces scholarships to increase access and affordability during ‘100 Days’ address

Scholarships highlight the university’s commitment to lowering the cost of education while encouraging children of alumni and those from border states to attend Mizzou

Nov. 15, 2017

During an address marking his first 100 days as the University of Missouri’s top leader, Chancellor Alexander Cartwright today announced new scholarships for students from neighboring states and the expansion of scholarships for children of alumni.  Full Story

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