Unlike mosquitoes in the wild, none of the lab bugs carry dangerous viruses, but he lets them do their thing so he and his colleagues can understand and control them. USU stays in close contact with mosquito-abatement districts throughout the state — monitoring how well adult flyers respond to ...Click here for more
Jul 9, 2016
May 5, 2016
The research of USU's USTAR biology professor Randy Lewis, in genetically modifying goats to produce spider silk protein in their milk was the subject of a recent discussion by Al Gore and Neil deGrasse Tyson on the April 11, 2016, episode of the latter’s “Innovators”.
Nov 10, 2015
The USU Biology Greenhouse received 63 varieties of succulents to add to its collection which were donated by USU student Nathan Staker.
Oct 27, 2015
Gareth Hopkins became interested in saltwater tolerance in amphibians while studying the effects of road de-icing salts on amphibian embryos at USU. He and his mentor, USU professor Edmund Brodie, Jr., authored a paper that will be in the December 2015 issue of THE HERPETOLOGISTS' LEAGUE.
Oct 20, 2015
Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril are co-authors of a comprehensive new bee guide, THE BEES IN YOUR BACKYARD: A GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICA'S BEES. They spoke with Princeton University Press about their guide and discussed the significant and changing role that bees play in our everyday lives.
Oct 14, 2015
Velvet ants bristle with weapons and are almost invincible. These colourful, hairy insects are beautiful to look at, but they have so many defences that virtually nothing eats them.
Oct 10, 2015
Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory diagnostician Ryan Davis spoke with KSL's Natalie Crofts about some of the most common spiders in the State of Utah.
Sep 24, 2015
A team of Utah State University Department of Biology scientists have found that the chances of contracting Lyme disease from ticks in Utah is low.
Sep 16, 2015
USU Biology doctoral candidate Alice Ruckert (advisor: Ricardo Ramirez) has been awarded the USDA-AFRI Student Travel Award from the Entomological Society of America. The award will be presented at the society's 63rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November.
Aug 20, 2015
Armed with measuring tape, flow meters and sampling bottles, interdisciplinary teams of students and faculty from Utah State University, the University of Utah and Brigham Young University embarked on a three-day trek covering some 20 miles along the Logan River from central Cache Valley to ...Click here for more
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