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Jun 20, 2017
Excerpt A team of researchers from Ohio’s Wright State University has discovered that the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is capable of completing development on olive trees, making it the second official non-ash species of plant that can host the …
Jun 13, 2017
Wright State biological sciences professor invited graduate students to write a commentary with him on ALS research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 23, 2017
Excerpt Last fall, researchers at Wright State University announced they had found that emerald ash borer can develop from larvae to adulthood on a species of olive tree. Today, that study is published online in the Journal of Economic Entomology. …
May 23, 2017
Wright State researchers find that emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the United States, can also successfully complete development on olive trees.
May 16, 2017
Laboratorians learn about biothreats

The lab tables are sealed with protective paper, lab coats and safety goggles are donned as 13 area laboratorians study bacteria that look and react like potential biothreat agents. They came to Wright State University on April 5, 2017 to participate in a bio-terrorism agent workshop sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health Laboratory.

Participants of this one-day...

May 10, 2017
Wright State creates a 15-acre conservation easement in the woods to protect a rare bat and other endangered species from development.
Apr 13, 2017
Nathan Northern, a senior majoring in biological sciences, was named Wright State University’s 2017 Student Employee of the Year.
Mar 2, 2017
“Agents of Bioterrorism: Sentinel Training for Clinical Laboratories” is designed for clinical microbiologists and those responsible for overseeing bio-threat agent testing.
Feb 23, 2017
Christen Johnson, president of the Student National Medical Association, will graduate in May 2017 with a dual M.D./M.P.H. degree.
Jan 5, 2017

Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive and fatal genetic disorder characterized by severe motor and cognitive defects. The disease is caused by an expansion of CAG repeats in the Huntingtin gene. As a result, the disease symptoms are caused by some combination of the mutated huntingtin protein, toxic huntingtin RNA, and the extra glutamines encoded by the CAG repeats. Most studies of HD have focused on the central nervous system and the motor defects are widely considered to be the...

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