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University of Missouri, Columbia

Founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri (Mizzou) is a committed flagship and land-grant institution, a member of the competitive SEC conference — and a proud member of the AAU. Our mission is to provide the benefits of a world-class research university to the people of Missouri through teaching, research, service and economic development on behalf of all its citizens.

With an enrollment of over 30,000 students from all 50 states and 100+ countries around the world, Mizzou is a $5 billion global enterprise, with areas of strength including journalism, agriculture and plant science, human and animal health, sustainable energy and more.

A pioneer of experiential learning and the famed Missouri Method, Mizzou is a place where hands-on learning leads to academic excellence, scientific discovery and unparalleled student success.

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University of Missouri researcher finds social media might be artificially exaggerating political polarization
A new study from the University of Missouri says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered that Placenta plays dual role during pregnancy, regulating both fetal development and the maternal brain, MU study finds.
MU veterinary oncologists have developed a vaccine treatment for osteosarcoma, a common type of bone cancer in dogs, avoiding chemotherapy and opening the door for human clinical trials.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioisotope-based drug, Lutathera® to treat certain types of tumors that can occur in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. 
Women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco - may have a greater risk for endometrial cancer, according to a new University of Missouri study.
Portions of the human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to a researcher at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
“You can plan a road that looks perfectly fine on paper,” Martz says. Once actual people start using the road, though, the game changes. Drivers can be unpredictable. “Someone goes and does something, and you say, ‘I didn’t see that coming.’”