MU gets millions for health study

The University of Missouri has been awarded an $8.47 million grant to study cardiovascular health, one of the largest awards for medical research in MU’s history.

The five-year, renewable grant will support a collaborative research effort among some 20 scientists at MU who are researching microcirculation. Essentially, the team hopes to figure out how the body’s network of the tiniest blood vessels might help doctors predict future health problems such as stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes and non-cardiovascular problems such as Alzheimer’s disease.

[Columbia Daily Tribune]