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“Long, heavy limbs such as arms or legs differ fundamentally from short, light limbs such as fingers in their ability to execute fast movements. While the central nervous system has to actively control fast movements of large limbs, passive muscle force can suffice for the movement velocity and movement amplitude […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jan 10

By Amanda Biederman When facing complex problems, its often best to consider simplified perspectives. In the labs of Biological Sciences professors Dr. Daewoo Lee and Dr. Robert Colvin, student researchers are studying the pathology of Alzheimers disease using a comparatively simple animal model: the fruit fly. Sazan Ismael, a doctoral […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 15

By Amanda Biederman Alzheimers disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States, yet the pathological basis of this disease is not yet fully understood. Doctoral chemistry student Najah Al Qaeisoom is working to understand one critical component of Alzheimers progression. Working under the direction of Chemistry & […]

The post Chemistry Doctoral Student Synthesizes Peptide to Understand Alzheimers Progression appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 15

By Amanda Biederman Rare diseases are often understudied, but Honors Tutorial College Neuroscience student Samantha Selhorst is working to characterize the pathology of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) under the direction of Biological Sciences professor Dr. Corinne Nielsen. Selhorst was recently awarded first prize for her thesis work in the undergraduate competition […]

The post HTC Neuroscience Student Studies Underlying Pathology of Rare Brain Condition appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 15

Eight undergraduate students studying biology and chemistry received awards from the John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology/Translational Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Student Support Fund. The awards are up to $1,500 for undergraduate students working with Molecular and Cellular Biology and Translational Biomedical Sciences faculty and conducting translational medical research and […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 14

Four Biological Sciences graduate students were among those awarded John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology/Translational Biomedical Sciences Research Fellowship Awards. The award provides up to $10,000 for Ph.D. and D.O./Ph.D. students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Translational Biomedical Sciences programs to support translational biomedical research, with an […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 14

Hariprakash Haragopal, a doctoral student in Dr. Mitchell Days lab, Sazan Ismael, a doctoral student in Dr. Daewoo Lees lab, and Zihui Wang, a doctoral student in Dr. Yang Lis lab, presented their research at the Annual Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego in early November 2018. Haragopal uses […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 09

AccuWeather quoted Ian Klein, Lecturer in Biological Sciences at Ohio University, in a story headlined “University of Maryland students protest, football coach fired following athlete’s heatstroke-related death last spring.” When you have heat exhaustion, which is down at the second level after heat cramps, heat exhaustion then becomes heatstroke once […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 07

Dr. Corinne Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, spoke at the national conference of the North American Vascular Biology Organization in Newport, RI, in October. Her talk was on “Effects on perivascular cells during Notch mediated brain arteriovenous malformation.” Abstract: Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a neurovascular disease characterized by […]

The post Nielsen Gives Talk on How Cells are Impacted by Brain Arteriovenous Malformation appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 31

By Amanda Biederman Chubu University Professor Yutaka Hirata recently returned home after spending five weeks in Athens as part of Ohio Universitys Robert Glidden Visiting Professor program. Hirata was hosted through the Biological Sciences Department. Hirata is a professor in the Department of Robotic Science and Technology in the College […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 29

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