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Macro-Evolution: The Case of the Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis

Macro-Evolution: The Case of the Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis

Second in a Series on Macro-Evolution Using the fossil record—and specifically a case of mass extinction about 374 million years ago—can help illuminate why “modern” macro-evolutionary theory is in need of modernization. Darwin and his successors wrote the first chapters on evolution by looking at small changes in species over […]

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November 19, 2013 at 4:00 amNews Research

Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Students Win at Regional Conference

Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Students Win at Regional Conference

The ARCC is a professional event organized by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Ohio University, West Virginia University, Marshal University and the University of Kentucky. The event was designed to facilitate professional networking and resource sharing among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of cell biology in […]

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November 14, 2013 at 4:17 pmNews Research

It’s Time for a New Big Picture on Evolutionary Theory

It’s Time for a New Big Picture on Evolutionary Theory

First in a Series on Macro-Evolution Darwin and his successors wrote the first chapters on evolution by looking at small changes in species over relatively short periods of time, usually described as natural selection. Scientists developed the Modern Synthesis to describe gradual evolution following the discovery of the DNA molecule, […]

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November 14, 2013 at 2:00 amResearch

MCB Student Takes Second for Poster Presentation

MCB Student Takes Second for Poster Presentation

Ohio University graduate student Amrita Basu won second place in the poster presentation competition at the second annual Appalachian Regional Cell Conference (ARCC) in Charleston, WV, in October. Her poster, co-authored with Dr. John Kopchick, was on “Quantitative Analysis of Gene Expression in the Brain of Transgenic bGH and Wild […]

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November 13, 2013 at 8:40 amResearch

MCB Student Helps Organize Biology Conference That Unites Appalachian Students

MCB Student Helps Organize Biology Conference That Unites Appalachian Students

More than 35 Ohio University student scientists attended the second annual Appalachian Regional Cell Conference (ARCC) in Charleston, WV, in October. The event, co-organized by graduate student Maria Muccioli of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, drew several dozen additional participants from West Virginia University, Marshall University and the University […]

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November 13, 2013 at 8:31 amResearch

Rochdale: The Runaway College in the Age of Aquarius

Rochdale: The Runaway College in the Age of Aquarius

At Rochdale College in Toronto, the students were in charge. It survived for only seven years, but it ended as a controversial symbol of the flower-child Sixties. Rochdale: The Runaway College, a social history by David G. Sharpe, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has been issued as an […]

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November 12, 2013 at 2:02 pmResearch

Student Presents on Underground Coal Mines as Possible Geothermal Energy Resource

Ohio University faculty made an impact with 23 presentations at the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition Oct. 27–30 in Denver. Joshua Richardson, Dr. Dina Lopez, Tim Letwich, Michael Ange, Mark Wolfe, and Frank Fugitt co-authored UNDERGROUND COAL MINES IN OHIO AS A POSSIBLE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY […]

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November 4, 2013 at 4:28 pmResearch