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James Perfield in the lab where he studies wild almonds

April 12, 2011 | 7:54 p.m. CDT
James Perfield, an assistant professor of food science and nutrition and exercise physiology at MU, stands in front of a chemical hood in his lab in Eckles Hall on April 6. Perfield is studying the obesity-fighting powers of sterculic oil, found naturally in wild almonds.

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