Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Science News Highlights Morris’ Research on Animal ‘Beauty’

Multilineatus mirror image of swordfish

An article headlined “What makes a pretty face? Animals — including people — are innately drawn to beauty, which may be defined by symmetry or health” in Science News for Students highlights work by Dr. Molly R. Morris and colleagues on female mate preference for symmetry in swordtail fishes. Morris […]

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November 1, 2017 at 3:06 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Grad Student Evaluates Method for Studying Bird Brains

Ph.D. student Catherine Early presents her research to Biological Sciences professor Daewoo Lee.

By Amanda Biederman The brain recounts a unique story. The size, shape, and each fold along the surface reveal a narrative about how an animal lives, as well as how its ancestors have evolved over millions of years. But what about animals that have died, with only a skeleton or […]

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November 1, 2017 at 1:37 pmResearch

Grad Student Studies Risks, Benefits of Antidepressant Treatment During Pregnancy

Ph.D. student Mary Gemmel

By Amanda Biederman An estimated 8 percent of women will use antidepressants during pregnancy, according to recent studies. In the past several years, researchers have been interested in the effect of antidepressants on offspring neuronal development. Mary Gemmel, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences, argues that the direct effect […]

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November 1, 2017 at 2:22 amEvents Research

Invited Speaker Brown Discusses Work on Axonal Transport at Neuroscience Research Day

Neuroscience Research Day award ceremony: Dakota Brockway, Mary Gemmel, Catherine Early, Daewoo Lee, Nilaj Chakrabarty.

By Amanda Biederman The Ohio State University professor Anthony Brown opened the first annual Neuroscience Research Day with a keynote lecture describing his work on neurofilaments and axonal transport. Neuroscience Research Day, which was contrived by a team of faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students, brought together members of […]

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November 1, 2017 at 12:57 amEvents Research

Conservation Ecology Lab Receives Ohio DNR Grant for Bobcat Research

Heidi Bencin

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are making a comeback in Ohio after more than a century since their extirpation in the 1850s. Bobcat sightings have been steadily increasing since the 1980s, signaling that they are on their way to reclaiming their former territory, particularly in Southeastern Ohio. Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor […]

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October 30, 2017 at 9:53 amResearch

Klein Probes Using Outdoor Elliptical Bicycle to Avoid Running Injuries

Klein Probes Using Outdoor Elliptical Bicycle to Avoid Running Injuries

Ohio University alum Ian Klein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, is improving knowledge about avoiding injuries and maximizing performance in athletes and physical activity individuals. Klein research on the world’s first outdoor elliptical bicycle (elliptigo.com) is “designed to elicit running-similar physiological adaptations while reducing the impact forces that commonly […]

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October 23, 2017 at 11:25 amResearch

Study Provides First Evidence of Natural Selection on Thermal Preference, Climate Change

Study Provides First Evidence of Natural Selection on Thermal Preference, Climate Change

Biological Sciences graduate student Anthony L. Gilbert and Dr. Donald Miles published an article that provides a critical study for those interested in climate change and the effects of climate change on species and ecosystems across the globe. They authored “Natural selection on thermal preference, critical thermal maxima and locomotor […]

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October 16, 2017 at 8:52 amResearch