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.

Nov. 14, 2018

New way to study swallowing could lead to improved treatments for ALS

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but new findings from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine are deepening researchers’ understanding of a common ALS symptom: swallowing problems. Researchers have discovered how to mimic human swallowing problems in a rodent model of ALS, which will allow more targeted study on how to preserve and restore swallowing function — a major factor in quality of life. The research could one day lead to new treatments to slow the disease and improve the well-being of individuals with ALS. Read More