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Aug. 24, 2015

Bryan Mann, an assistant professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Professions and assistant director of strength and conditioning for Mizzou Athletics, found college football players are more likely to experience injuries during test weeks than during training camp. The effects of academic stress on injury occurrences are even more pronounced among starting players, the researchers found.
Stories about this research appeared in more than 100 international, national and online media outlets, including:
8/21/15 HealthDay (health news service; content appears in 40 newspapers around the world and on television stations in four of the top 10 U.S. markets)
8/21/15 Health (1.3 million magazine circulation; 1.5 million unique visitors per month)
8/21/15 U.S. News & World Report (18.9 million unique visitors per month)
8/24/15 Philadelphia Inquirer (3.7 million unique visitors per month)
Link to news release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2015/0803-high-academic-stress-linked-to-increased-illness-injuries-among-college-football-players/  

Marilyn Coleman, a Curators’ professor emerita in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, and Larry Ganong, a professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and co-chair in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, found stepchildren’s views of former stepparents depended on emotional reactions to the divorce, patterns of support or resource exchanges, and parental encouragement or discouragement to continue step-relationships.
Stories about this research appeared in more than 20 international, national and online media outlets, including:
8/10/15 ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website; 9.8 million unique monthly visitors)
8/10/15 phys.org (#27 most visited science news website; 4.8 million unique monthly visitors)
8/11/15 Real Simple magazine (magazine circ. 1.9 million; 3 million online unique visitors per month)
8/25/15 PsychCentral.com (2.8 million unique visitors per month)
Link to news release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2015/0810-stepchildren-who-view-former-stepparents-as-family-maintain-relationships-following-divorce/ 

David Geary, Curators Professor of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science, suggests that research in “male vulnerability” should be expanded to include “female vulnerability.” Using evolutionary theory and basic biological principles, his method for identifying when specific traits, such as height or language abilities, shows how these traits are more easily compromised in one sex or the other or at some ages but not others. Identification of age-, sex-, and trait-specific sensitivities will enable a more comprehensive assessment of how disease, poor nutrition, social abuse and environmental toxins undermine human wellbeing.
Stories about this research appeared in 47 international, national and online media outlets, including:
8/17/15 Phys.org (#27 most visited science news website; 4.8 million unique monthly visitors)
8/17/15 Topix.com (#43 most visited news website; 1 million unique monthly visitors)
8/19/15 Futurity (#17 most visited science news website; 1.9 million unique monthly visitors)
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2015/0817-new-research-could-lead-to-better-identification-of-human-vulnerabilities/ 

M. Harold Laughlin, Curators Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and an investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, found that diaphragm muscle cells and other skeletal muscle cells behave differently—a finding that could influence future research on respiratory ailments associated with diabetes.
Stories about this research appeared in 24 international, national and online media outlets, including:
8/20/15 News-Medical.net (Australia)
8/21/15 Diabetes.co.uk
8/18/15 ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website; 9.8 unique monthly visitors)
8/20/15 Medical News Today (#4 most visited health blog)
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2015/0819-contrary-to-previous-studies-diabetes-affects-diaphragm-smooth-muscle-cells-differently/