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.

Feb. 13, 2018

Exploring All Avenues for Heart Health

College Avenue separates Patrick Delafontaine, MD, and Doug Bowles, PhD, but a mutual interest in unclogging arteries brought the two together. The dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the chair of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Biomedical Sciences are collaborating on research that could help prevent heart attacks.

For the last 15 years, Delafontaine and his team have conducted National Institutes of Health-funded research on atherosclerosis - plaque buildup in arteries. Specifically, Delafontaine has studied the effectiveness of the protein Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) in reducing plaque in the arteries of mice. Read More