Dr. Janice Greene tells us about many characteristics that can be helpful in identifying birds: habitat, song, color, beak and size, to name a few.
As you head outdoors during the spring and summer, bask in the beauty of the Ozarks. In the local area we are surrounded by many opportunities to get in touch with nature, by hiking, canoeing, camping and a myriad of other activities. This is the first in a two part series looking at animals that […]
Mothers are usually characterized as giving caretakers who protect their young with ferocity. But in the animal kingdom, mothers protect, nurture and raise their young in some peculiar ways.
Everyone would like to walk through life pain-free. Instead, many people live with chronic pain conditions. Dr. Paul Durham, Missouri State University distinguished professor of biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, researches factors that instigate chronic pain and tests products that might work to alleviate these pain states.
Scientists in the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center are conducting research on chicken broth products and their relationship to inflammation and pain.
Ever heard of CRISPR? No, not the crisper drawer in your refrigerator. According to Missouri State University biology assistant professor Dr. Paul Schweiger, or CRISPR, Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, is “…basically an immune system for bacteria.” The system has been developed to fight disease and make improvement to agriculture through genetic modification. Schweiger […]
Mental stress can cause physical reactions in the body – for example, a nervous stomach. Currently, researchers at Missouri State University’s Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS) within Jordan Valley Innovation Center are taking a close look at how the central nervous system and digestive system communicate.
Several students and faculty from the biology department at Missouri State University attended the regional meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Sara Woodman, senior biology and Spanish student, won first place for undergraduate oral presentation on her study “Effects of Carbon Nanotube Exposure on Cell Growth and Gene Expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”
Several students and faculty from the biology department at Missouri State University attended the Ninth Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. Amy Maynard, biology graduate student, won best student poster for her presentation “Sex-specific Mitochondrial Genes: Tools for Understanding Unionid Reproduction and Development.”
Research is essential in the field of science, so each year the College of Natural and Applied Sciences recognizes exemplary work by its faculty, students and staff .