Post Tagged with: "biological Sciences news"

OHIO Undergraduate Researchers Rock the Insect World

OHIO delegation at Entomological Society of America.

Like moths to a flame, entomologists swarmed to the annual Entomological Society of America (ESA) conference to communicate what they have learned about the insects they study.  This year the conference was held Nov. 16-20 in St. Louis. Ohio University undergraduate research students Madeline Sudnick, Evelyn Blakeman, and Mitch Duffner—compelled […]

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December 4, 2019 at 2:04 pmIn Class Research

Day, Tanda Join NIH-funded Study Probing Fine Details of Deafness

Dr. Mitchell Day

Certain genetic mutations cause cell structures in the ear to break down, leading to deafness. With support from a three-year, $452,998 grant from the National Institutes of Health, three Ohio University researchers aim to learn more about this process at both the genetic and cellular levels. Dr. Mitchell Day, Assistant […]

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December 3, 2019 at 5:25 pmResearch

Johnson Research Show Bats in Attics Good for Conservation

Dr. Joseph Johnson

Science News writes about research by Dr. Joseph Johnson in an article headlined “Bats in attics might be necessary for conservation.” Johnson is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. For the little brown bat — a small mouse-eared bat with glossy brown fur — a warm, dry place […]

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November 25, 2019 at 12:53 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

AFP Quotes Popescu about Bear Population in Romania

Dr. Viorel Popescu

Agence France-Presse quotes Dr. Viorel Popescu in a story published by Yahoo News headlined “In bear country Romania, cohabitation grows strenuous.” Popescu is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. But environmentalists say the government doesn’t even come close to knowing the actual number. “The methodology used by the […]

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November 7, 2019 at 4:19 pmFaculty in the News In the News

National Geographic Quotes Roosenburg on Turtle Poaching in U.S.

Dr. Willem Roosenburg

  Dr. Willem Roosenburg was quoted in a National Geographic article headlined “Turtles Are Being Snatched From U.S. Waters and Illegally Shipped to Asia.” Roosenburg is Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Willem Roosenburg, a turtle expert at Ohio University in Athens and the president of the Herpetologists League, […]

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October 31, 2019 at 4:35 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Notable Alumni | Aiden Shearer Developed First Genetic Test for Deafness, Now Seeks Gene Therapy

Aiden Eliot Shearer with children, George (3) and Freya (6), and his wife, Katie.

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Aiden Shearer ’07 Biological Sciences HTC Aiden “Eliot” Shearer developed the first genetic test panel for […]

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October 25, 2019 at 10:00 amAlumni News

Vince Presents at 49th Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience 2019

Matthew Vince with his poster.

Ohio University undergraduate student Matthew Vince presented at the 49th Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience 2019. “I am studying monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) and their targets in Caenorhabditis elegans,” said Vince, a junior majoring in Biological Sciences Pre-Professional. “I am testing combinations of genetic knockouts for genes involved […]

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October 24, 2019 at 9:45 amResearch