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DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification

DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification

What would happen if a Pakistani consumer thought she was buying chamomile to help her sleep or hyssop to help with a cough, but instead the herbs were misidentified? “In Pakistan, herbal products are a primary source of medicines, yet quality control for raw plant material sold to individuals or […]

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September 20, 2013 at 8:52 amAlumni Research

Tiny Tech: Nanoscientists and Engineers Explore Science of the Small to Develop Tomorrow’s Technologies

By Andrea Gibson Illustrations by Christina Ullman A better picture from your Blu-ray or DVD player. More accurate sensors that can detect hazardous chemicals and materials. A wider range of light emitting diodes (LEDs). More memory for your computer–in less space. Tiny “labs on a chip” that can test out […]

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September 17, 2013 at 1:18 pmResearch

Neiman: Spontaneous Oscillations and Sensory Information Coding by Peripheral Receptors

Alexander Neiman

Dr. Alexander Neiman, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented at a conference on “Emergent and Adaptive Behaviors in Soft Matter and Living Systems” Sept. 16 at Ximen University in Xiamen, China. His talk was on “Spontaneous Oscillations and Sensory Information Coding by Peripheral Receptors.” “Self-sustained oscillations have been observed in […]

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September 16, 2013 at 6:50 pmResearch

Lein: How Data Can Drive Decision Making on Sustainability, Hydrofracturing

Lein: How Data Can Drive Decision Making on Sustainability, Hydrofracturing

Dr. James Lein, Professor of Geography, presents at two upcoming conferences, discussing how remote sensing data can be used to drive sustainability decision making and how earthquake modeling inform hydrofracturing analysis. Lein discusses “Implementing a Remote Sensing Monitoring System to Support Sustainable Development: The OhioMAP Concept”  at the 2013 Ohio […]

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September 13, 2013 at 11:25 amResearch

Roche Presents First Results in Quest Beyond ‘Standard Model of Particle Physics’

Roche Presents First Results in Quest Beyond ‘Standard Model of Particle Physics’

Dr. Julie Roche, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was invited to give a talk at the 2013 SACNAS National Conference & Special 40th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 3 in San Antonio, TX. She will discuss “First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton.” One of the largest annual […]

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September 11, 2013 at 11:48 amResearch

A&S Faculty Get New 1804 Fund Awards for Research

Almost half of the faculty and graduate student research projects announced by the Ohio University Foundation Board’s 1804 Fund committee include Arts & Sciences faculty. The committee this week announced  $265,475 for faculty research and graduate student research projects and $215,475 to 11 projects for undergraduate learning for the 2013 […]

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September 11, 2013 at 9:01 amResearch

Govorov Speaks at IEEE Photonics Conference

Govorov Speaks at IEEE Photonics Conference

Dr. Alexander O. Govorov, Ohio University Professor of Physics and Astronomy, gives an invited talk on Nanophotonics at the IEEE Photonics Conference in Bellevue, Wash., Sept. 8-12. His talk is on “Optically active hybrid nanostructures: Injection of hot plasmonic electrons, exciton-plasmon interaction, chirality and related applications.” “Hybrid nanostructure excited by […]

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September 9, 2013 at 11:51 amResearch