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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou Hosts International Career Exploration Summer Program

July 30, 2016

Mizzou International Experiences (MIE) is a summer program for K-12 students around the world who participate in Mizzou K-12 school program. This year, Mizzou is hosting 130 high school students from around the world, including 111 students from Brazil and five students from South Korea. The two-week program is based on career exploration and development. Students will enjoy field trips around the state, attend lectures and visit several Mizzou departments to learn more about career options in a variety of fields. Students will present on their experiences during a final showcase.  Full Story

Deactivation of Brain Receptors in Postmenopausal Women May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

Possible treatments could improve motivation for physical activity.

July 28, 2016

As women enter menopause, their levels of physical activity decrease; for years scientists were unable to determine why. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain’s pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise. Findings suggest that activation of brain receptors in that part of the brain may serve as a future treatment to improve motivation for physical activity in postmenopausal women.  Full Story
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