Animal Care Quality Assurance

Animal Care Quality Assurance


The University of Missouri is committed to the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching, and to adhere to applicable laws, principles, standards, guidelines and policies affecting such use.

Our researchers and scientists share that commitment and are diligent in their work to protect human and animal welfare.

Dec. 4, 2017

MU researcher closes in on pathways involved in ALS disease

Findings could lead to improved diagnoses and drugs for the treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease, stroke recovery

COLUMBIA, Mo. —  It is estimated that between 14,000 and 15,000 Americans have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to the National Institutes of Health. Symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, may be subtle at first but develop into more obvious muscle weakness and paralysis. Recently, a University of Missouri researcher identified a potential target for therapeutics that may help to lessen the severity and progression of ALS. Researchers suggest that this same enzyme pathway also could help in the recovery of patients who have suffered strokes and other disorders. Read More