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Ludwar Lab presents at the meeting of the of the American Diabetes Association

Bjoern Ludwar presented a new study on the use of fingerprint symmetry (dermatoglyphics) for the early detection of diabetes mellitus at the 77th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego. Dr. Ludwar, Longwood student Saarah M. Holayel, and their collaborators from Ohio University and Touro University CA looked at an ethnically diverse population from Northern […]

Bjoern Ludwar publishes article in the Journal of Neurophysiology

Biology text books explain that the brain’s neurons talk to each other via action potentials. These electrical all-or-none impulses are a form of digital information transmission – just like a CD player digitally decodes music. In a recently published paper* we describe how some sensory cells employ a very different form of information transmission. This […]

Bjoern Ludwar on “With Good Reason”

The NPR radio show With Good Reason features Bjoern Ludwar this month, talking about how fingerprint symmetry could potentially predict the risk for Type 2 diabetes. In Farmville the show is broadcast on WMLU 91.3 FM Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m., but it is also available online at http://withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/digital-doctors/?t=00:17:13.

Kenneth Pestka II and Jonathan Buckley present research at APS Meeting and Cook-Cole Poster Session.

Assistant professor of physics Kenneth A. Pestka II and Longwood undergraduate physics major Jonathan D. Buckley presented their research on the acoustic properties of self-healing polymers at the annual American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting of 2016. The APS March Meeting is the world’s largest annual physics conference with over 9,800 people in attendance for […]

BES students present research at NCUR

Dr. Amorette Barber and Dr. Wade Znosko travelled with four students to present at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Dr. Barber’s students (Adam Lynch and William Hawk) presented their research titled “Chimeric PD1 Expressing T cells for Anti-Tumor Therapy” and Dr. Znosko’s students (Alexa Tepley and Melanie Books) presented their research titled “Expanding the Indicator […]

Bjoern Ludwar and Student present at ACTS 2016

Bjoern Ludwar’s research poster entitled “Wavelet Based Analysis of Fingerprint Asymmetry to Assess the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” and co-authored by Longwood Biology student Mahelet Mamo,  was selected for presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) in Washington, DC. The Association for Clinical and Translational […]

Bjoern Ludwar publishes article on a new method to access diabetes risk

Over 29 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, suffer from diabetes. Having diabetes means that your body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. This often leads to serious health complications, such as heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and vascular problems requiring limb amputations. Patients are typically first diagnosed in their early 50s […]

Barber Receives Mary Louise Andrews Cancer Research Award

Dr. Amorette Barber received the Virginia Academy of Science’s Mary Louise Andrews Award for Cancer Research, which supports basic research in any area of cancer research. Dr. Barber and two of her Longwood research students received this award for their project titled “T cell Costimulation Enhances Anti-tumor Immunity by Altering Cytokine and Chemokine Secretion”. By […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II publishes feature article in The Physics Teacher.

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II of Longwood University and Jennifer Heindel,  museum educator at the Abbe Museum, collaborated on the paper, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Drag Forces: Estimating Floodwater Speed from Displaced Riverbed Boulders”. The paper appears as a feature article in the May issue of The Physics Teacher and is freely available for download at the AIP […]

BES alumni publishes in Genes, Genomes, Genetics journal

Dr. Consuelo Alvarez and 6 BES alumni are the coauthors of the article: “The Drosophila Muller F elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution” to be published in mid spring in the .  For immediate access, the online version could be accessed in PubMed.  This work is a […]