Biology at ONU

Biology at ONU


This is not a Biology post per say, but it might be of interest to students in the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Every student NEEDS a couple of humanities electives. Why not knock one out in just two weeks?

My J-Term course, "The Titanic," is now open for registration--and it fulfills the A&S Distributional humanities requirement.
Check out the trailer:

The official page of the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio Want to discover a cure for cancer?

Always wondered why some squirrels have black fur? Looking for a job that lets you climb trees and splash in puddles for a living? Or one that lets you wear a spotless white lab coat? Are you hoping to save lives, or maybe save the rainforest? Biology has something for everyone. The Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences at Ohio Northern University offers programs in Environmental and

Operating as usual 09/06/2020

New Subject Offering: "COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic"

This may be of interest to some of you. In Fall 2020, all MIT students and the general public are welcome to join Professors Richard Young and Facundo Batista as they discuss the science of the pandemic during this new class. 01/08/2020

Unique Brain Signal Just Discovered. And It Might Just Make Us 'Human' A new study suggests that human neurons may have more computing power than once thought.


Semester is almost over 10/02/2019

Admissions Visit Day

For any students interested in studying optometry after graduation, OSU will be having an Optometry visit day on Nov 2 from 12:30-4. Here is the registration link:

--Dr. Koneval 10/01/2019

Babies in the womb have lizard-like hand muscles

Beware, babies with lizard hands! They are 250-million-year-old "evolutionary remnants" most lose before birth, scientists say.


Biology at ONU's cover photo 09/19/2019

Paleontologists Are Trying to Understand Why the Fossil Record Is Mostly Males

Sloths have to be different, naturally -Dr. Koneval One theory is that reckless young bison and mammoths got into more trouble.


Flying fox (bat)

Large bat (in group commonly known as flying foxes
--Dr. Koneval


Welcome back to campus! We'd love to hear about the fun things you've done this summer! Feel free to include a pic in the comments below! Maybe you did some cool research or got out and enjoyed Mother Nature. How many of you: 06/18/2019

Dogs may have evolved ‘puppy-dog eyes’ to tug at our hearts

Puppy dog eyes A study found that dogs, but not wolves, have a muscle that allows them to make their eyes look bigger and sadder — a move that may have elicited human care during domestication.


Wild Wednesday surprise! 04/18/2019

HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.

2019 Ohio Academy of Science Meeting 04/16/2019

ONU students present their research

ONU students present their research


Ducklings on a water slide --Dr. Koneval 03/31/2019

Major Neurological Conditions Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could help in developing better treatments.


Would you want to have the mutation where you feel no pain or anxiety given the negative side effects mentioned in the article below? 03/29/2019

At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.

A woman who has never felt pain, fear, anxiety, or depression. Scientists discovered a previously unidentified genetic mutation in a Scottish woman. They hope it could lead to the development of new pain treatment. 03/26/2019

NASA's first all-female spacewalk is delayed because there aren't enough spacesuits that fit

Disappointing would be an understatement. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were set to make history as the first all-female crew to conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station, but it was announced on Monday that the historic spacewalk will be delayed because of spacesuit issues. 03/26/2019

Paleontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex: Nicknamed 'Scotty,' the record-breaking rex is also the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago. 03/22/2019

March Mammal Madness 2019

Armadillos advance to the Sweet 16 in March Mammal Madness! TAG TEAM DIVISION: Zebra & Oxpecker, Aardvark & Aardvark Cucumber, #WarGoose, Loggerhead & Crab, Capybara & Jacana, Wrasse & Eel, #D... 03/20/2019

Some Humans Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field, Fascinating Experiment Suggests The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field—a trait known as magnetoreception—is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are also capable of the feat. Until now. 03/19/2019

Genetic Secrets to Whole-Body Regeneration Uncovered

Genes for Whole Body Regeneration! When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats. If you cut off a salamander’s leg, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails to distract their predator, only to regrow them later. Other animals take the process even further. Planarian worms, jellyf 03/18/2019

New call to ban gene-edited babies divides biologists

Students in Biology 2171 Molecular Biology just took part in classroom debates on this very subject.
What are your thoughts? The debate about whether to declare a “moratorium” on germline editing ratchets up


Today is the day to talk about pie. Food = Nutrition = Biology. However, savory pies are always left out of the conversation. Would you go meatless with the spanikopita pie? Or are you more of a traditionalist with chicken pot pie? 02/26/2019

The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years

Who's afraid of bees? Check this out!!! Researchers rediscovered the world’s largest bee living in the forests of an island of Indonesia.


Students from ONU's Herpetology class went to Ohio Natural History Conference today.


What kinds of things do you like seeing on our page? Please insert a comment below if we aren't covering something you want to see (like Cats! or Bugs! or Carnivorous Plants! or Medicine! Emojis work too 🐯🐬🦕🦋🌿💉🦠🧬! 02/19/2019

Fungi in sloth fur could have a wide variety of disease-fighting implications Sloths are known for their thick fur which is home to a wide range of microorganisms and insects. A recent study shows that some species of fungi found in


We ❤️ Science!

This is the heart of a blue whale, the largest animal on Earth. Weighing in at 440 lbs, the technicians at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto did an amazing job preserving this specimen after a blue whale carcass washed ashore in Newfoundland. #science 01/30/2019

Mutant blue-eyed coyotes spreading through California Five coyotes with baby blues, an eye color not seen elsewhere, were photographed in California—suggesting the rare trait is proliferating.


Alligators staying alive in cold water by sticking their snouts up so that they can still breathe when ice forms over the water


Paid summer research opportunity


Welcome back Polar Bears --Dr. Koneval 01/09/2019

Summer Research Program | Nebraska

Summer research opportunities at the University of Nebraska --Dr. Koneval

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Flying fox (bat)
Wild Wednesday surprise!
Ducklings on a water slide --Dr. Koneval
A short video of the Biology Student Association Tree Decorating Party today. Thanks to everyone who helped organize, co...
Tortoise and Hare
How big are a hamster's cheek pouches?






Meyer Hall Of Science
Ada, OH
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Polar Careers Polar Careers
525 S Main St
Ada, 45810

Polar Careers is located on the 2nd floor of McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University.

ONU Office of Residence Life ONU Office of Residence Life
Ada, 45810

Mission: The Office of Residence Life is committed to promoting and sustaining a living-learning community conducive to holistic student development.

402 W College Ave
Ada, 45810

525 S Main St
Ada, 45810

See you at the next SPC event!

McIntosh Center McIntosh Center
525 S Main St
Ada, 45810

McIntosh Center serves as a community center for the University. It is a place where students and other members of the University community are encouraged to meet and share talents, interests and ideas. Check here for daily events and dining menus!

ONU Study Abroad Office ONU Study Abroad Office
Ada, 45810

Let the world be your classroom!

Advancing Ada Schools Advancing Ada Schools
Ada, 45810

Community support for our Ada schools.

Theta Chi - Zeta Kappa Theta Chi - Zeta Kappa
Affinity Northeast, Ohio Northern University
Ada, 45810

Theta Chi Fraternity at Ohio Northern University. Lending an assisting hand!

ONU Orientation ONU Orientation
525 S Main St
Ada, 45810

Through participating in the new student orientation programs, we will help you become acclimated to the ONU campus community.