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Research & Innovation News

May 25
Edison Biotechnology Institute celebrates student research partnership with AMVETS May 25
Representatives of AMVETS visited campus to hear research presentations from six undergraduate award recipients and three alumni of the program, which has supported a total of 40 Ohio University students. Full Story...
May 18
University paleontologists discover new species of horned dinosaur May 18
An international team of scientists, including a graduate student lead author from Ohio University, have identified a new species of centrosaurine, a member of the large-bodied ceratopsians that diversified in North America and Asia during the final stages of the age of dinosaurs. Full Story...
Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort May 18
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies. Full Story...
May 17
Study examining the body’s regulation of insulin yields promising new results May 17
Significant new findings about the body’s process for regulating the release of insulin could have major implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in Endocrinology by authors from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Virginia. Full Story...
May 16
Profit and unrealistic data drive wildlife management, researchers find May 16
Romanian wildlife management authorities determine annual hunting quotas based on ambiguous data, and these decisions might be influenced by the profitability of the hunt, according to new research from an international team of scientists including Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Full Story...
Physicists discover interaction between distant magnetic atoms May 16
Oscar Avalos, doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy,  Visiting Researcher Diego Mastrogiuseppe, and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, report discovering unusually long-reaching spintronic interactions at the atomic level in a newly published article. Full Story...
May 10
ResearchMatch kiosk at Ohio University May 10
In an effort to bring attention to the importance of research participation, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit and the Ohio University Office of Research Compliance are hosting a kiosk for ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch is a free and secure registry that connects interested individuals with researchers who are recruiting volunteers for health studies. Full Story...
Scientists develop synchronized molecular motors May 10
The team, led by physicist Saw-Wai Hla of Ohio University, published an Advanced Online Publication today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology demonstrating that scientists can control the coordinated motions of tiny machines at the nanoscale. Full Story...
May 3
A game for the pain: Virtual reality could help back aches May 3
Ohio University professors James Thomas and Christopher France received a $470,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of a novel gaming system on back pain patients. Full Story...
Apr 27
Malinski reports novel imaging sensors used for early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in Nature Apr 27
Almost 25 years ago, Dr. Tadeusz Malinski was the first in the world to publish in Nature (1992) a paper describing a nanosensor that could measure nitric oxide (NO) in a single endothelial cell. This measurements provided final proof that NO exists in biological cells and is a vital regulator of the function of the vasculature and heart, as well as controlling long-term memory in the brain. Full Story...
Avionics Engineering Center signs $1.6M research agreement with FAA Apr 27
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Engineering Center has signed a $1.6 million, five-year agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Inspection Services to provide technical support to enhance the development, evaluation, and certification of airspace navigational systems, instrument flight procedures, and avionics equipment. Full Story...
Apr 26
Biological secrets of new titanosaurian dinosaur revealed by Heritage College scientists Apr 26
Scientists from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are part of an international team describing a new dinosaur species named Sarmientosaurus musacchioi. The discovery of an essentially complete, well-preserved skull and partial neck of the long-necked dinosaur in Argentina gives scientists the first good look at the head of an anatomically primitive titanosaur. It has yielded some of the most comprehensive information to date regarding the brain and senses of titanosaurs. Full Story...
Apr 25
Research Compliance to host LEO IRB demonstration sessions Apr 25
Submissions must be made through system effective May 1. Full Story...
Apr 22
TechGROWTH Ohio’s Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration a Success Apr 22
More than 175 people turned out on March 29 to celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in southeast Ohio at TechGROWTH Ohio’s fourth annual Innovation Celebration.  The evening highlighted companies that are significantly impacting the region’s economy and turned the spotlight on four up-and-coming startup ventures that are gaining traction. Full Story...
Apr 20
Baker Fund awards $69,225 to faculty projects during spring 2016 cycle Apr 20
Six proposals selected for funding. Full Story...
Ohio University Research Committee awards $59,580 during spring 2016 funding cycle Apr 20
Internal awards program supports eight faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
ORAU membership provides access to scientific research and educational partnerships, funding Apr 20
Ohio University has become a sponsoring institution of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of 121 member universities that advances research and educational partnerships across a broad spectrum of science and technology areas. Full Story...
2016 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 20
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 14, 2016 at the Convocation Center. Full Story...
Apr 18
Innovation Strategy supports new osteoporosis diagnosis technology Apr 18
Medical scientists, engineers, physical therapists and entrepreneurs are developing a new system to identify patients at risk for bone fractures. Full Story...
Apr 15
Innovation Strategy profile: Immersive Media Initiative offers OHIO students experience with virtual and augmented reality technologies Apr 15
Award allows faculty and staff team to develop a new curriculum and hands-on research and creative projects for students. Full Story...
Apr 13
Graduate College announces 2016-17 Named Fellows Apr 13
Five Ohio University graduate students have received fellowships for the 2016-17 school year to pursue research and creative projects. Full Story...
Apr 6
Expo to spotlight OHIO student research and creative work April 14 Apr 6
On Thursday, April 14, more than 800 Ohio University students will fill the Convocation Center with presentations and exhibits of their original research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Apr 5
Q&A with Maureen Dean: Finding safer ways to detect bone disease for early intervention Apr 5
Biological sciences student to present research findings at Student Expo April 14. Full Story...
Apr 4
OMSAR sponsors new diversity and inclusion award at April 14 Student Expo Apr 4
OMSAR sponsors new diversity and inclusion award at April 14 Student Expo Full Story...
Apr 1
Heritage College D.O./Ph.D. students receive Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Apr 1
Two students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships, which are given to promising undergraduates, medical students and first-year graduate students to pursue careers in endocrinology. Full Story...
Innovation Strategy profile: Engineers, public policy experts seek sustainable, enhanced economic outcomes from shale boom Apr 1
Ohio University recently awarded $1.3 million from its Innovation Strategy program to help a team of faculty and staff explore ways to keep more jobs and revenue from the shale industry in Appalachia. Full Story...
Innovation Center and graduate Ecolibrium Solar receive top international business awards Apr 1
Ohio University's high-tech business incubator and the Athens-based company Ecolibrium Solar each have been recognized by the International Business Innovation Association for excellence in business incubation and incubator graduate success, respectively. Full Story...
Mar 30
Student Expo to feature new marketing and sustainability session, award at April 14 event Mar 30
Students will present topics ranging from food waste to textile reuse. Full Story...
Mar 29
Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks nominations by April 21 Mar 29
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence in research, scholarship and creative activity. Full Story...
Mar 28
Innovation Strategy profile: Academic Innovation Accelerator to cultivate new teaching concepts Mar 28
A cross-campus team led by Bradley Cohen is asking whether the type of system popularly used to help entrepreneurs launch start-up companies also could assist faculty members with developing novel methods for teaching and education. Full Story...
New method to identify asymmetrical fingerprints can forecast risk for diabetes, study finds Mar 28
A team of scientists and clinicians led by Molly Morris of Ohio University are conducting research on how to improve the diagnosis of diabetes. Full Story...
Physicists shed new light on nano hot spots Mar 28
OHIO physicists show that temperature and heat created by light can be concentrated in small volumes, creating a more efficient nanostructure for energy, photo-chemistry and solar applications in a recent article in Nature Communications. Full Story...
Mar 23
Loren Lybarger to discuss “‘Radical Islam’: What’s Religion Got to Do with It?” at March 30 Café Conversation Mar 23
This cafe will critically examine religion and modernity globally. Full Story...
Mar 22
What’s that fossil? An app has answers Mar 22
Ohio University geologist Alycia Stigall helps ancient life go digital. Full Story...
Mar 20
History grad meets with President Carter & Rosalynn Carter, adds first lady’s impact to legacy Mar 20
Eryn Kane, Ph.D. student in the History Department, was recently invited to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, where she participated in a roundtable and helped advise on updating the site, including giving more attention to Rosalynn Carter. Full Story...
Mar 18
James Thomas to discuss “Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation” at March 23 Science Café Mar 18
Thomas and his colleagues have designed virtual reality games to study impaired movement due to pain and associated health conditions. Full Story...
Mar 11
Register today for the Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration Mar 11
Faculty, staff and students, along with members of the community, are invited to attend the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This free premiere event will showcase tomorrow’s Rising Startup Stars on March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom. Full Story...
Mar 10
Student Enhancement Awards provide $127,833 in funding to 23 students Mar 10
The Ohio University program supports original student research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Inventors Dinner honors Ohio University faculty, staff and student innovators Mar 10
Ohio University recognized 78 faculty, staff and student inventors for work in areas ranging from drug development to environmental remediation technologies during an awards ceremony Feb. 10. Full Story...
Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at March 16 Science Café Mar 10
Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics. Full Story...
Mar 7
Bobcat Idea Pitch Competition registration ends March 11 Mar 7
Do you have the next big idea? Sign up for the Bobcat Idea Pitch competition taking place at the Ohio University Student Expo on Thursday, April 14, at the Convocation Center. Full Story...
Mar 4
Graduate student examines soil microbes to better understand forest health Mar 4
Ryan Dorkoski to present findings at April 14 Student Expo. Full Story...
Feb 29
Duke University’s Joshua Sosin to discuss “Ancient Texts in a Modern Age: The Promise and Perils of Digital Scholarship” at March 9 Café Conversation Feb 29
Scholar explores the promise and the cost of preserving history. Full Story...
Feb 26
Top Three Takeaways from Professor Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu's most recent publication Feb 26
Professor Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu recently had their work "Before an Analyst becomes an Analyst: Does Industry Experience Matter" accepted into an elite finance journal. Full Story...
Feb 25
Innovation Strategy program awards $4 million to four research and teaching initiatives Feb 25
Ohio University has provided funding for new research and teaching initiatives focused on the shale industry, osteoporosis diagnosis, immersive media and instructional innovation. Full Story...
Feb 23
A&S TV ¦ What's math got to do with spread of disease? Feb 23
Dr. Winfried Just, Professor of Mathematics, interacts with students and quotes Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It" as he demonstrates how math can help stop the spread of diseases. Full Story...
Physicists awarded $520,000 for collaborative materials research Feb 23
Dr. David Drabold, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and two researchers with ties to OHIO have been awarded a three-year $520,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study and develop new approaches for jointly using experimental and theoretical information for developing models of complex materials. Full Story...
MCB ¦ Kopchick awardee discusses immunology research Feb 23
Manindra Singh, Ph.D. graduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biology and one of the 2015 winners of the John J. Kopchick Fellowship Award discusses his research. Full Story...
Feb 22
Entrepreneurs invited to work on new business ideas at Startup Weekend Athens Feb 22
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out March 18-20 during Startup Weekend Athens, where the next great business idea could take flight. Full Story...
Feb 19
Research Division to host STTR/SBIR grants workshops March 15 Feb 19
The Ohio University Research Division will host two STTR/SBIR grants workshops on Tues., March 15. The workshops will provide an overview of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs and tips for writing competitive applications. STTR and SBIR grants are designed to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into market-worthy products. Full Story...