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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

Inside NQPI | Editor’s Second Year in Antarctica

Amanda Biederman highlighting the Antarctic environment near Palmer Station, Antarctica.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern Biological Sciences Ph.D. student and the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute’s editorial intern Amanda Biederman has spent the past three months at Palmer Station, Antarctica, studying fish and their warming climate – though this is not her first time. “Since this is my second […]

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July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pmResearch

Neuroscience Faculty Article Featured by Journal of Neurophysiology

Terminal arbors of 4 afferents used in the simulations. Boutons are shown in red, the axon initial segment (AIS) in green, and myelin in blue. Clockwise from top left: lateral extrastriolar afferent (LES), afferent from the striola (zone 2), juxtastriolar afferent, and medial extrastriolar afferent (MES). The myelinated axons are truncated. As modeled, membrane area of the peripheral tree and average axon diameter are as follows: LES, 1,696 μm2 and 1.22 μm; striola, 1,786 μm2 and 1.85 μm; juxtastriolar, 1,157 μm2 and 1.7 μm; and MES, 502 μm2 and 1.23 μm. Scale bars, 10 μm. Arrows indicate location of the AIS (green) at the junction of the axon (black) and myelin (blue) segments.

The Journal of Neurophysiology gave a Facebook shout out to an article by Dr. William R. Holmes, Professor of Biological Sciences, and co-authors from the Biological Sciences neuroscience program. “Using models of utricular bouton afferents, Ohio University researchers examined the role of afferent-hair cell connectivity in determining spike train regularity,” […]

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June 29, 2017 at 11:44 amResearch