A team from the College of Science wants to improve the restraint devices used during injections of the greater wax moth larvae, a common laboratory animal. Injecting laboratory animals can be dangerous for researchers due to accidental needlesticks containing pathogenic microorganisms. In PLOS ONE, the team published designs for two new devices that reduce the handling of the larvae, protect against accidental needlestick injuries and maintain a high rate of successful injections. The devices are being used in the Rowley lab to help develop novel antifungal drugs to fight invasive fungal disease.
Disease Deadliness And Willingness To Vaccinate Linked, Study ShowsOctober 26, 2020
Congratulations to IMCI participants on their recent publication in PLOS Medicine. The following news story was produced by the Mountain West News Bureau. View the original article here. A newly published study out of the University of Idaho suggests that the higher perceived risk of a disease, the more likely someone is to vaccinate. The researchers surveyed […]
Why R0 Is Problematic for Predicting COVID-19 SpreadJuly 20, 2020
Dr. Benjamin Ridenhour, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science and IMCI modeler, recently made significant contributions to an article in The Scientist, a magazine for life science professionals: In the meantime, epidemiologists are reckoning with the uncertainty around SARS-CoV-2’s biological parameters by assuming a range of values rather than fixed numbers, […]
College of Science Faculty Publish Ground-Breaking Study on Darwinian Genetic EvolutionNovember 22, 2019
College of Science faculty Jessica Lee, Siavash Riazi, Shahla Nemati, Jannell Bazurto, Andreas Vasdekis, Benjamin Ridenhour, Christopher Remien and Christopher Marx had a paper published in PLOS Genetics. In their research, they uncovered that genetically identical cells can be phenomenally different in their ability to survive stress, and thus selection acts upon the distributions of […]