Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Study Provides First Evidence of Natural Selection on Thermal Preference, Climate Change

Study Provides First Evidence of Natural Selection on Thermal Preference, Climate Change

Biological Sciences graduate student Anthony L. Gilbert and Dr. Donald Miles published an article that provides a critical study for those interested in climate change and the effects of climate change on species and ecosystems across the globe. They authored “Natural selection on thermal preference, critical thermal maxima and locomotor […]

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October 16, 2017 at 8:52 amResearch

Weyand Receives Federal Grant to Study Gonorrhea Infection

Dr. Nathan Weyand

Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen, is a global threat to human health because of increased antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Nathan Weyand, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and his lab are working to understand how N. gonorrhoeae persists in the human body and protects itself from immune defenses. A better understanding of this […]

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September 14, 2017 at 9:18 amResearch

Hooper Edits Book on ‘Neurobiology of Motor Control. Fundamental Concepts and New Directions’

Hooper Edits Book on ‘Neurobiology of Motor Control. Fundamental Concepts and New Directions’

Dr. Scott Hooper, Professor of Biological Sciences, co-edited a book on Neurobiology of Motor Control. Fundamental Concepts and New Directions for Wiley Blackwell Publishers. The book provides A multi-disciplinary look at the current state of knowledge regarding motor control and movement—from molecular biology to robotics. Abstract: The last two decades […]

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September 11, 2017 at 4:30 pmResearch

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Funds Electrochemical Sensor Project at Ohio University

Ronan Carroll, assistant professor of biological sciences. Photo credit: Emily Mueting/Ohio University.

  A collaborative research team from Ohio University has received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the foundation’s “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.” The reinvent the toilet challenge aims to create a toilet that removes germs and recovers valuable resources (such as water) from human […]

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September 9, 2017 at 7:40 pmResearch

Carroll Presents Microbiology Research at Gordon Research Conference

Ronan Carroll, assistant professor of biological sciences. Photo credit: Emily Mueting/Ohio University.

  Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, recently was selected to present his research at the Gordon Research Conference on Staphylococcal Diseases in Waterville Valley, NH. Carroll studies the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. The research he presented was carried out by a graduate student in his lab, Rebecca Keogh, […]

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September 5, 2017 at 1:05 pmResearch

Biological Sciences Graduates Two Grad Students Over Summer

Xuan Wang

  Two Biological Sciences graduate students earned their degrees this summer. Xuan Wang graduated with a Ph.D. The title of her thesis “Internalization of extracellular ATP by cancer cells and its functional roles in cancer drug resistance” focused on mechanisms of cancer drug resistance promoted by extracellular ATP in tumor […]

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September 5, 2017 at 1:02 pmNews

Biology Grad Helps Discover New Species of Sauropod Dinosaur in Tanzania

Eric Gorscak, lead author on the new study, is a Cambridge, Ohio, native who is a doctoral student in biological sciences at Ohio University. Photo: Emily R. Naylor/Courtesy of Eric Gorscak

From Compass In an article published last week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new species is a member of the gigantic long-neck sauropods, and its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous-age (70-100 million years ago) rocks in […]

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August 28, 2017 at 4:15 pmAlumni Research