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Week of July 14, 2014

Heidi Appel, senior research scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Bond Life Sciences Center, and Rex Cocroft, professor in the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science, determined that plants respond with more defenses when they are exposed to the sounds that caterpillars make when they eat plants.
7/8/14        “All Things Considered,” – NPR, syndicated nationally (792)
7/9/14        National Geographic (#55 U.S. magazine, 152,205 single copy circulation)
7/9/14        Reuters.com  (#14 most visited news website)
7/9/14        Yahoo!News (#1 most visited news website)
7/10/14       Medical News Today (#4 most visited health blog)
7/12/14       “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” NPR, syndicated nationally
* Stories about this research have appeared in more than 2,500 international, national,regional and online news outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/0701-plants-respond-to-leaf-vibrations-caused-by-insects%E2%80%99-chewing-mu-study-finds/

Lynn Rossy, a health psychologist for the UM System, evaluated the effectiveness of the Eat for Life program, which combines intuitive eating and mindfulness to assist participants in developing positive relationships with food and their bodies. She found that women who participated in the program reported higher levels of body appreciation and intuitive eating and lower levels of problematic eating behaviors such as binging, purging and fasting, as compared to women who did not participate in the program.
07/08/14           Huffington Post Italy
07/09/14           Marie Claire Italy
07/07/14           sciencecodex.com (#7 most visited health blog)
07/07/14           EurekAlert.org (#9 most visited science news website)
07/07/14           ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website)
07/07/14           Medical News Today (largest independent medical and health news site on the web)
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 50 international, national, regional and online news outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/0707-non-diet-approach-to-weight-management-more-effective-in-worksite-wellness-programs-mu-researcher-finds/

Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, proved that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule not only halts the progression of breast cancer, but also can kill the cancerous cells.
6/17/14        EurekAlert (#8 most visited science news website and #43 most visited science blog)
6/17/14        ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website)
6/17/14        Phys.org (#27 most visited science news website)
6/17/14        ScienceCodex.com (#7 science news blog)
6/17/14        ScienceNewsLine
6/17/14        MedicalXpress
6/17/14        CancerNewsDaily
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 45 international, national, regional     and online news outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/0617-potential-cholesterol-lowering-drug-has-breast-cancer-fighting-capabilities-mu-researcher-finds/