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Some women could be more susceptible to PTSD than others, MU study finds

Researchers propose a model that offers a biological explanation for why childhood trauma is linked to PTSD in some — but not all — women

April 22, 2019

Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological reasons for this correlation remain largely unknown. In a new study from the University of Missouri, researchers have proposed a solution to this mystery in the form of a model that could help psychiatrists better understand the far-reaching impacts of early trauma on women, while also clarifying why not all women with traumatic childhoods develop PTSD. Due to hormonal differences between the sexes, the study focused only on women.  Full Story
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MU’s FY2020 budget continues focus on student affordability, research productivity, faculty and staff support

Reallocations result in reductions averaging less than 5%

April 19, 2019

University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright and Vice Chancellor for Finance Rhonda Gibler announced budget decisions for the university’s Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) saying that the university was committed to student affordability, supporting research, and recognizing faculty and staff for their continued dedication to MU.  Full Story

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