Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics
Mar15

Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics

Researchers are studying the chemical modifications of a parasite RNA in hopes of finding new treatments for African sleeping sickness. Kevin Militello, a professor of biology at Geneseo, has spent his career studying the genetics of infectious diseases. His current research is supported by a $460,000, three-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Militello and his team study the parasite...

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Video: Augmented reality sand box
Mar13

Video: Augmented reality sand box

Research suggests people learn better when it is more like play. Professor of Geological Sciences Scott Giorgis demonstrates how the augmented reality sand box teaches students how to read a topographical map in an immersive, interesting...

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Video: Fighting African sleeping sickness
Mar13

Video: Fighting African sleeping sickness

Kevin Militello, professor of biology, and Geneseo students are researching the chemical modifications of parasite RNA in hopes of finding new treatments for African sleeping sickness. Their work may also advance our knowledge of genetics. His current research is supported by a $460,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

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The Importance of Play
Mar13

The Importance of Play

Play. It’s a simple word that we learn at an early age, and it embodies wide-ranging activities that help shape our essential nature through adulthood. Who hasn’t heard the shout of, “Will you play with me?” or “Let’s play hide-and-go-seek!” We engage in a multitude of sports — “Play ball!” The billion-dollar game industry capitalizes on our penchant for play, and we play in orchestras and playact on stage and screen. The list is...

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Who You Are,  Where You Are
Dec11

Who You Are, Where You Are

Geneseo researchers explore the connections between people and place.  It’s not hard to figure out your location on the map. Nowadays, you can just ask your phone. Understanding what it means to be in that location is a different story. The character of a place (Hilly or flat? Bustling or deserted? Settled in the 1890s or the 1980s?) shapes your experience there, and maybe even shapes the person you are. Whether you’ve lived in a...

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