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Gut feelings: The effect of food on the brain

Drs. Jared and Amanda Bruce are a great team — both inside and outside the academic realm — when it comes to examining the relationship between brain function and health. This husband and wife duo are using neuroimaging to uncover how the brain responds to various food-related stimuli with the ultimate hope that knowledge from … Continue reading Gut feelings: The effect of food on the brain

Faith in research

A theme of healthy living runs throughout Calvary Temple Baptist Church at 29th and Holmes in Kansas City, a longtime collaborator with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Community Health Research Group. There are stacks of black health magazines, HIV prevention posters and, most profoundly in the Calvary Community Wellness Center, rows of treadmills and elliptical … Continue reading Faith in research

The effects of aging on bone health

As a promising young scientist, Lynda Bonewald got plenty of advice from researchers with far more experience in the field of bone and mineralized tissue research. They told her not to waste time on the osteocyte, the most common bone cell. Sure, they were plentiful, she was told, but not influential. All structure, no function. … Continue reading The effects of aging on bone health