Department of Biological Sciences

Missouri S&T student team battles disease in bats

Posted by on September 22, 2015

White-nose syndrome has plagued bat species throughout the United States since its introduction in 2006 from Europe. Millions have already died and the disease, caused by a fungus that preys on hibernating bats, threatens to disrupt the ecosystem. However, white-nose syndrome may be on the retreat thanks to a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Art exhibit to be displayed in Leach Theatre

Posted by on September 14, 2015

An exhibition of nature-based photographs and paintings by two area artists is coming to the Leach Theatre lobby on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

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Missouri S&T to renovate Schrenk Hall

Posted by on June 17, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to renovate a portion of Schrenk Hall, the building that houses Missouri S&T’s biological sciences and chemistry departments, in part through state capital improvement funding.

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Huang named interim chair of biological sciences

Posted by on June 17, 2015

Dr. Yue-Wern Huang, professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of biological sciences. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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Missouri S&T research center open for business

Posted by on February 24, 2015

The Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity at Missouri University of Science and Technology is open for business and seeking faculty researchers to join its mission of shared discovery.

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Mormile named to new position

Posted by on February 12, 2015

Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named special assistant to the provost for faculty affairs effective Feb. 9.

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University center using flies to unlock Alzheimer’s sleep secrets

Posted by on February 12, 2015

Researchers in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity are using fruit flies to help unlock some of the secrets surrounding sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Missouri S&T pilots online laboratory course this semester

Posted by on February 2, 2015

This spring, Missouri University of Science and Technology is offering its first fully online section of a biology laboratory class using an at-home lab kit. Students can perform “wet” laboratory experiments, hands-on chemical-based work, in open-air areas and follow provided instructions for biological course work.

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S&T researcher finds hydrogen production in extreme bacterium

Posted by on January 30, 2015

A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology has discovered a bacterium that can produce hydrogen, an element that one day could lessen the world’s dependence on oil.

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Missouri S&T to offer biomedical engineering minor degree program in fall 2015

Posted by on January 20, 2015

A new biomedical engineering minor at Missouri University of Science and Technology will allow students to blend traditional engineering techniques with biological sciences and medicine to improve the quality of human health.

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