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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 & […]

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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 […]

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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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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

Rebecca Keogh, a graduate student in Biological Sciences, was the lead author on a paper in the journal Infection and Immunity. The paper describes an intracellular protein in Staphylococcus aureus that is required for the bacteria to cause disease. Keogh showed that while the protein (called PpiB) is necessary to […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 19

Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, co-authored an article in Animal Behaviour that examined reproductive tactics of swordfish at an evolutionarily stable state. Oscar Rios-Cardenas from Mexico’sInstituto de Ecologa and Lisa Bono from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University were the other authors of the […]

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