Biology Research News


Gardner awarded NSF Biology Education Research Grant

Gardner awarded NSF Biology Education Research Grant
2017-09-21

Stephanie M. Gardner was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program to better understand and improve undergraduate biology student analysis and graphing of biological data.

Read More »


  The blind gap in avian binocular vision

The blind gap in avian binocular vision
2017-09-21

Study shows that the evolution of binocular vision in birds is not just about what birds can see but also about what they cannot.

Read More »


Leung Lab receives 2 year research grant

Leung Lab receives 2 year research grant
2017-08-29

Leung lab received a research grant from the International Retinal Research Foundation to evaluate new drugs for retinal degeneration

Read More »


Chubykin lab publishes an article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments

Chubykin lab publishes an article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments
2017-08-11

Qiuyu Wu, the graduate student in Chubykin lab, has published a peer-reviewed article “Application of Automated Image-guided Patch Clamp for the Study of Neurons in Brain Slices” in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Read More »


New mechanism to destroy viruses could lead to future therapies

New mechanism to destroy viruses could lead to future therapies
2017-07-20

Researchers at Purdue University have uncovered the way some antibodies neutralize infections caused by viruses.

Read More »


Tourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations

Tourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations
2017-07-05

An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder

Read More »


Leung lab established a statistical approach to analyze zebrafish locomotor behaviour

Leung lab established a statistical approach to analyze zebrafish locomotor behaviour
2017-06-19

Leung lab established a statistical approach to analyze zebrafish locomotor behaviour

Read More »


Structural Modeling of Protein Complexes with Disordered Proteins

Structural Modeling of Protein Complexes with Disordered Proteins
2017-06-16

A substantial fraction of the proteins encoded in genomes are intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), which lack a single stable structure in the native state.

Read More »


Structure-Function relations in physiology education:  Where’s the mechanism?

Structure-Function relations in physiology education: Where’s the mechanism?
2017-06-14

Matthew Lira and Stephanie Gardner published a study in Advances in Physiology Education published June 1st, 2017 Vol. 41 no. 2, 270-278

Read More »


Hawk-eyed songbirds

Hawk-eyed songbirds
2017-06-12

Hawks and falcons have been portrayed as examples of animals with magnificent vision in the animal kingdom.

Read More »


Leung lab published a review article on using zebrafish to screen drugs for retinal degeneration

Leung lab published a review article on using zebrafish to screen drugs for retinal degeneration
2017-06-12

Logan Ganzen and Prahatha Venkatraman, graduate students in Prof. Yuk Fai Leung’s lab, have published a review article entitled “Utilizing Zebrafish Visual Behaviors in Drug Screening for Retinal Degeneration” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Read More »


Links between DNA methylation and nucleosome occupancy in the human genome  Clayton K. Collings and John N. Anderson

Links between DNA methylation and nucleosome occupancy in the human genome Clayton K. Collings and John N. Anderson
2017-04-19

Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:18 DOI: 10.1186/s13072-017-0125-5

Read More »


How reliable are protein structures determined by electron microscopy?

How reliable are protein structures determined by electron microscopy?
2017-03-03

An increasing number of biomolecular structures are solved by electron microscopy (EM). However, the quality of structure models determined from EM maps vary substantially.

Read More »


Spatial and temporal analysis of alphavirus replication and assembly in mammalian and mosquito cells

Spatial and temporal analysis of alphavirus replication and assembly in mammalian and mosquito cells
2017-02-24

Immunofluorescence analysis of C6/36 mosquito cells infected with Sindbis virus. The image shows labeling at 12 hours of the E2 glycoprotein covalently tagged with mCherry (red) and the viral non-structural protein nsP1 (green) recognized by an anti-nsP1 antibody. The nsP1 protein can be seen to co-localize with filopodial extensions at the periphery of the mosquito cell.

Read More »


High-throughput discovery of ligand binding proteins in a proteome

High-throughput discovery of ligand binding proteins in a proteome
2017-02-13

Detecting interaction networks of molecules is an important step for systematic understanding of molecular mechanisms of living cells.

Read More »


A new strategy to disrupt the host cytoskeleton by the pathogen Legionella pneumophila

A new strategy to disrupt the host cytoskeleton by the pathogen Legionella pneumophila
2017-01-30

A. Cleavage by RavK inhibited actin polymerization in actin sedimentation assay. After treatment with RavK or its mutant, actin polymerization was allowed to proceed. B. Quantification of the percentage of polymerized actin versus total actin. C. Cleavage by RavK inhibited actin polymerization in a kinetic assembly assay. D. Actin used in pyrene-labeled actin polymerization assay. Groups: i, actin treated with RavK; ii, actin treated with RavKH95A; iii, actin without treatment. Lanes: I, input; P, pellet; S, supernatant.

Read More »


New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus
2017-01-10

New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

Read More »


Discovery made by the Luo Lab selected as a “Signaling Breakthrough” of 2016

Discovery made by the Luo Lab selected as a “Signaling Breakthrough” of 2016
2017-01-09

Discovery made by the Luo Lab selected as a “Signaling Breakthrough” of 2016

Read More »


MIST1, PTF1, and XBP1 Link Secretion and Stress as both Transcriptional Targets and Regulators

MIST1, PTF1, and XBP1 Link Secretion and Stress as both Transcriptional Targets and Regulators
2016-12-20

MIST1, PTF1, and XBP1 Link Secretion and Stress as both Transcriptional Targets and Regulators, David Hess.

Read More »


Collective animal behavior models revisited

Collective animal behavior models revisited
2016-12-19

Biologists and engineers have been interested in collective animal behavior for decades, because establishing the rules animals use to coordinate their behavior with group mates can have multiple applied applications.

Read More »


View Archive News

Purdue University Biological Sciences, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Main Office: (765) 494-4408   Business Office: (765) 494-4764  Contact Us

© 2015 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the College of Science Webmaster.

Maintained by Science IT