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Grant Will Support Research to Curb Bone Loss in Astronauts

Student Omid Mohammad Mousa works on a cell culture in Xinzhu (Shin) Pu’s lab. During space flight, astronauts experience microgravity and weightlessness. This causes a loss of bone mass over time, limiting the potential for spaceflights of long duration. Now … (Read More) Grant Will Support Research to Curb Bone Loss in Astronauts

Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes

Jennifer Forbey, left, conducts desert field sagebrush research with an unmanned aircraft and 3D scanning technology. A consortium of Idaho researchers will receive a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how environmental stressors impact the … (Read More) Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes

Boise State Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Demystify Metabolic Processes in Cells

Lisa Warner Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor with Boise State’s Biomolecular Research Center, is fascinated by the metabolic pathways found in living systems. These complex networks of chemical reactions convert small molecules – metabolites – into fundamental energy and chemical … (Read More) Boise State Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Demystify Metabolic Processes in Cells

Boise State Team Earns $1 Million Grant to Work Toward Cure for Heart Disease

From left to right: Lisa Warner, Owen McDougal, Ken Fujise and Matt King. Coronary artery disease (CAD), more commonly called heart disease, affects 16 million Americans. It’s often caused by a hardening and narrowing of the arterial walls, a process … (Read More) Boise State Team Earns $1 Million Grant to Work Toward Cure for Heart Disease

Sign up Now for Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research

The Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR), the first of its kind in the state of Idaho, showcases the leading edge of undergraduate research in all disciplines. This year’s conference is July 26-27 in the Student Union Building and features student … (Read More) Sign up Now for Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research

Treasure Valley Research Series Presentation is Feb. 9

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the next presentation in the combined COBRE/INBRE Treasure Valley Research Series from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Student Union Barnwell Room. Dinner will be provided. To attend, RSVP by … (Read More) Treasure Valley Research Series Presentation is Feb. 9

Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production

A paper co-authored by Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor in the Biomolecular Research Center, looks at how Clostridium thermocellum breaks down and converts cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels, including hydrogen and hydrocarbons, while also surprisingly decreasing the amount of … (Read More) Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production

Boise State Fellow Receives Award at Research Conference

Katie Yocham Ten Boise State students were awarded 2016 Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Fellowships. Julia Oxford, director of the Biomolecular Research Center, is principal investigator, and Don Warner, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is fellows … (Read More) Boise State Fellow Receives Award at Research Conference

Junior High Students Aim High with Science Space Experiment

Catherine Ji and Brynne Coulam. Allison Corona photos. When faced with a challenge, friends and classmates Brynne Coulam and Catherine Ji have one response: allons-y. French for “let’s go,” it’s also a favorite catchphrase of the 10th Doctor in the … (Read More) Junior High Students Aim High with Science Space Experiment

Biomolecular Sciences Program to Award First Ph.D.

When Cheri L. Lamb is hooded at Saturday’s Spring Commencement ceremony, she’ll not only have achieved a hard-earned goal, she’ll also be the first student to earn a Ph.D. in biomolecular sciences from Boise State. The interdisciplinary program in the … (Read More) Biomolecular Sciences Program to Award First Ph.D.