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Biology Graduate Lands NIH Research Fellowship

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm, Last Updated: July 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Graduating biology major Francis Aguisanda landed a coveted job at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research treatments for rare and neglected diseases. He’ll be a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, researching such maladies as a rare lung disease, an inherited brain disorder and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more […]

Beaks Help Birds Beat the Heat

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm, Last Updated: August 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

By studying bird bills roughly the size of a pencil lead, a George Mason University researcher has uncovered how yellow warblers potentially use their beaks to cool down in hot climes, much like an elephant uses its ears. For males, the hotter it is where they live during mating season, the bigger the bill, says David […]