Mo. State Says Addition Will Improve Animal Care
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri State University officials say a new addition at the school will improve the care of research animals, which could lead to more federal grants and better research.
The university says the 5,350-square-foot addition to Temple Hall also should make the school in Springfield more attractive to faculty whose research involves animals.
The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://is.gd/KYoRjr ) the lack of space to house animals has prevented most biology faculty from doing research involving mammals. The $3.3 million addition, called a vivarium, is expected to be opened by the end of the year.
The university has two smaller vivariums, with a total of only about 2,200 square feet. And research animals are now kept at five different locations on campus.