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Archive for December, 2013

Student Helps Make Exciting New Finding In Cancer Research

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

The summer after her first year of veterinary college, Brittany Hale went to France through an OSU student exchange program. She really enjoyed the research portion of that experience, so upon returning to Corvallis, she contacted Dr. Luiz Bermudez, head of CVM’s Department of Biological Sciences, and asked if there were any opportunities to work […]

Dogs Are More Like Humans Than Previously Thought

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns used MRIs to look inside the canine brain. Read in the Smithsonian blog about his ingenious effort to train a dozen dogs to lie still for the scans, and the surprising results of his research. One of his findings is that  “at some fundamental level, we believe the dogs are experiencing […]

Aquarium Internships Available

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering internships for college students in veterinary medicine, zoology, and biology in the spring and summer 2014. The program is designed to provide practical learning experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to his/her career goals. The Education Spring Intern assists the Education Specialists and Coordinator with the preparation and facilitation […]

Undergrad Research Experience Broadens Student’s View

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Andrea Methven is a testament to keeping diverse programs in our high schools. Although she grew up in South East Portland, in a house on a typical city lot, she is now an OSU senior in Animal Science with an interest in livestock, particularly ruminants. How did a city kid get interested in goats? “I […]

New Advocate for Vet Techs

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Alisa Kraxberger is looking forward to working with large animals again. Growing up around horses and farm animals, Kraxberger’s goal was to become an equine veterinary technician. But once she was out in the job market, that dream went on hold when she discovered the pay was better at specialty hospitals. After receiving her CVT, […]

CVM Biomed Offers Mathematical Modeling Course

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language. Mathematical modelling is used throughout biomedical science to describe, illustrate and simulate research. One of the  most interesting examples is the Blue Brain Project, an attempt by Swiss researchers to use a supercomputer to create a synthetic brain by reverse-engineering the […]

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