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MEDIA ADVISORY: “Environmental Toxins and Offspring Health: What Pregnant Women Should Know” is focus of MU Saturday Morning Science Lecture

February 5th, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211, munewsbureau@missouri.edu

WHAT:  This week’s Saturday Morning Science discussion at the University of Missouri features Cheryl Rosenfeld, whose topic is, “Environmental toxins and offspring health: what pregnant women should know.”

Rosenfeld will discuss how a mother’s exposure to environmental toxins can manipulate gene expression and lead to disease in offspring.

Saturday Morning Science is a weekly series of lectures on scientific topics. No science background is required to attend, just an interest in science and the topic.

WHO:  Cheryl Rosenfeld, associate professor of veterinary biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

WHERE:  Monsanto Auditorium, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, MU Campus              

WHEN:  10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5.

NOTE:  This event is free and open to the public. A complete listing of this year’s Saturday Morning Science topics is available at: http://satscience.missouri.edu

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