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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Genetic researchers make advances in the fight against diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases
When Felicia Nowak, M.D., Ph.D., first discovered Porf-2, a previously unknown gene, she knew she had found an important puzzle piece to understanding the developing brain. What she would later learn is that the gene may also be pivotal in the development of novel approaches to treat tumor growth, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes complications.
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Student medical experiences in developing countries drive passion for primary care
For years there has been a decline nationally in the number of medical students choosing to practice primary care, which has contributed to a physician shortage in rural and underserved areas. However, interest in primary care among Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine students has remained strong. The reasons vary. For graduates Sarah and Amy Simpson, their decision to become physicians was influenced by a trip to a remote African village where people walked miles to see a doctor and silently endured painful procedures without anesthesia.
 
Friday, January 23, 2015
OHIO continues promise to improve college access
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today completed the final step in a pioneering journey toward improving higher education expense predictability by setting the tuition rates for the first cohort in the innovative new tuition and fee program, The OHIO Guarantee.
 
OHIO trustees set tuition and fee rates, discuss financial aid
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved tuition and fee rates for the first cohort of students under The OHIO Guarantee and discussed the impact of new financial aid initiatives at meetings on the Athens Campus.
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The University community is invited to view the January meeting via live stream.
 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Nearly half-million dollar NIH grant awarded to study widespread virus affecting infants
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $445,500 to Bonita Biegalke, Ph.D., associate professor of virology with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, to study a virus considered to be the main viral cause of mental retardation in infants.
 
Friday, December 12, 2014
NIH-funded Heritage College study examines how nerve damage affects eating
A $445,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine study to more closely examine the effects of nerve damage that sometimes occurs during routine dental procedures. The lingual nerve, which runs in the floor of the mouth to enter the tongue, can be crushed or severed during dental work, particularly when molars are removed, causing intense pain, burning or numbness.
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
President informs campus of Board Secretary transition
In a message sent Wednesday, Dec. 10, President McDavis announced a change in the role of secretary to Ohio University's Board of Trustees.
 
Monday, December 8, 2014
Drug developed at the Heritage College offers potential hope for patients with type 2 diabetes
A drug developed at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows promise in halting the onset of obesity-related type 2 diabetes. Lab results from preclinical studies found the drug made treatment groups, which were on a high fat diet, more insulin sensitive, halted an increase in fat mass, and prevented the onset of type 2 diabetes.
 
Monday, December 1, 2014
New evidence shows link between brain function and muscle strength
Researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time. This finding has potential implications for patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, such as those who have suffered a stroke. It is also a major breakthrough for scientists and clinicians because it offers encouraging, new evidence about the role of the nervous system in muscle weakness.

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