The extinct Gujarat primates appear to be most similar to the gray mouse lemur, above.

Twenty-five little bones tell a puzzling story about early primate evolution

Newly discovered primate bones appear to be the most primitive ever found A cache of exquisitely preserved bones, found in …
Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

Des Moines University awarded 472 degrees in nine programs at the 116th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 28. Family, friends, …

DMU professor reveals unexpected wolf in continental U.S.

Last summer, Julie Meachen, Ph.D., found herself up close and personal with a pack of large, aggressive predators with bone-crushing …
Fossil analysis shows that pregnant theropod dinosaurs, like the T. rex on the right, apparently developed medullary bone as do modern-day female birds.

Researchers discover pregnancy test for T. rex

A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Montana 68 million years ago may be the key to discerning gender differences between …

DMU researchers attract grants with diverse research

Julie Meachen, Ph.D., is fascinated by carnivores and willing to spelunk to find their remains. Her explorations in Wyoming’s Natural …
Applicants come dressed to impress on Interview Day at DMU.

Tried-and-true tips to ace your interview

Interview season begins next month at Des Moines University! The campus community loves meeting our applicants and showing them how …
Assistant Professor Muhammad Spocter teaches graduate-level neuroanatomy concepts to high school students who in turn help further his research.

High schoolers help advance canine brain research

It seems like a normal Friday morning in Muhammad Spocter’s neuroanatomy lab. Students are in their seats, intently listening to …
Commencement 2015: Ceremony

Let’s celebrate the Class of 2015

The DMU campus was alive and well during this year’s DMU Commencement week festivities. Click the image below each event to view more …

463 graduates to cross the stage at DMU’s 115th Commencement

Des Moines University will grant degrees to 463 graduates at the University’s 115th Commencement Ceremony, on Saturday, May 23, at …

Julie Meachen, Ph.D., awarded DMU’s first NSF grant

Congratulations to Julie Meachen, Ph.D., for securing the first National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to a Des Moines University …

‘Live from the Heart’ at DMU

Your typical operating room doesn’t accommodate 130 high school students — especially not in the midst of an open heart surgery. …

Anatomy word of the month: pituitary

“Mucus, phlegm” in Latin.  Ancient anatomists thought the pituitary produced the mucous secretions of the nose.  The pituitary is a …