OHIO Bioinformatics Lab discovers genetic ‘word pairs,’ next step in mapping neurological disease

Lonnie Welch, Ph.D., at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany

From Ohio University News When a mobile phone takes a picture, software organizes the tiny pixels into an image that humans can see. But when an international team of researchers captures information at the genomic level in cells, it takes help from engineers at the Ohio University Bioinformatics Lab to […]

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July 27, 2022 at 10:17 amResearch

Emilia Alonso-Sameño takes international look at Spanish-speaking communities in the Americas

A poster advertises the seminar on the campus of Aligarh Muslim University.

From Ohio University News As immigration politics abound in the United States, Dr. Emilia Alonso-Sameño organized a global seminar to talk about Spanish-speaking communities in the Americas from a global perspective. Language, culture and identity are entwined for Alonso-Sameño, professor of Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Modern […]

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June 29, 2022 at 3:04 pmNews Research

James Petrik named editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly

Dr. James Petrik

From Ohio University News James Petrik, Ph.D., professor and chair of Philosophy at Ohio University, is the new editor of the History of Philosophy Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal. “I am excited to continue the History of Philosophy Quarterly’s rich tradition of publishing scholarship that brings the history of philosophy to […]

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June 17, 2022 at 1:30 pmResearch

Can they make graphite from coal? OHIO researchers start by finding new carbon solid

(left side of table, front to back) Distinguished Professor of Physics David Drabold, Russ Professor of Engineering Jason Trembly; (right side of table, front to back) doctoral students Rajendra Thapa, Kishor Nepal, Chinonso Ugwumadu

 From Ohio University News As the world’s appetite for carbon-based materials like graphite increases, Ohio University researchers presented evidence this week for a new carbon solid they named “amorphous graphite.” Physicist David Drabold and engineer Jason Trembly started with the question, “Can we make graphite from coal?” “Graphite is […]

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June 10, 2022 at 12:20 pmResearch

OHIO researcher looks into little known ‘purging disorder’

Dr.  K. Jean Forney

From Ohio University News Though purging is often a condition associated with bulimia nervosa, new research at Ohio University suggests that a different kind of eating disorder could also be responsible. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, sought to differentiate the little understood “purging disorder” from […]

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June 8, 2022 at 5:33 pmResearch

Alumnus Ganapathy Shanmugam admonishes scientists against deep-sea groupthink, provides roadmap for researchers

Ganapathy Shanmugam, Ph.D.

From Ohio University News The science of deep-sea sediment is not settled, and adhering to popular models could have negative economic consequences, said Ohio University alumnus Ganapathy Shanmugam. Shanmugam arrived in Athens in 1970 to study geology. He capped a 50-year career spanning industry and academia by challenging 10,000 scientists […]

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June 8, 2022 at 4:59 pmAlumni News Research

Engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs recognized for new patents, Konneker Medals

Steve Bergmeier and Xiaozhuo Chen were honored by Provost Elizabeth Sayrs for receiving several patents over the past two years at the 2022 Inventors Dinner.

From Ohio University News Faculty, students and staff who took steps to move their discoveries to commercialized outcomes for the benefit of society were recognized at Ohio University’s annual Inventor’s Dinner. Alumni and faculty selected for the prestigious Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship also were recognized by the university […]

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May 19, 2022 at 12:13 pmNews Research