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The ocean is changing: What are biologists doing to help?

William Woods Undergraduate

In our previous blog we discussed some need-to-know facts about hurricanes in general, specific storms that have wreaked havoc this hurricane season alone, and those that have broken records around the globe throughout history. In a one month period between August and September this year we saw three hurricanes at or above category three rip […]

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November 15th, 2017

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The most dangerous natural phenomenon: What you need to know

William Woods Undergraduate

Radio stations and news feeds flood with word of record-breaking hurricanes that have torn through the Atlantic over the past few months, leaving paths of destruction across the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. And as hurricane season presses on, we are caused to question how much we truly understand about these storms and the […]

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November 10th, 2017

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Bachelors in biology degree leads to strong foundation for career in physical therapy

William Woods Undergraduate

One of the many careers that a bachelor’s degree in biology builds a strong foundation for is Physical Therapy. Reports show that every year up to 77 percent of people in the U.S. experience musculoskeletal injuries — conditions that can greatly benefit from seeing a physical therapist. Increasing musculoskeletal injuries in combination with a growing […]

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July 7th, 2017

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Bachelors in Biology students focus on DNA testing, research and discovery

William Woods Undergraduate

It can take you on a journey through your ancestry and help you identify where you came from and those who came before you. It can trace the origin of diseases to help combat future epidemics, and it can be used to help save the wildlife in our streams and rivers. DNA is a powerful […]

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June 30th, 2017

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The history of germs: how can biology majors prevent the spread of the next epidemic?

William Woods Undergraduate

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers analyzed information on infectious disease mortality in the U.S. from 1900 to 2014, finding that, overall, the death rate from infectious disease has dropped from about 800 deaths per 100,000 people in 1900 to 46 deaths per 100,000 people in […]

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May 3rd, 2017

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Biology majors celebrate Earth Day across Missouri

William Woods Undergraduate

Data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that 2016 was the warmest year on record since 1880, the beginning of modern recordkeeping. Additionally, since the year 2001, we have experienced 16 of the 17 warmest years on record. It is estimated that the earth has warmed 1.2 to 1.4 […]

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April 14th, 2017

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Renewing our spirit of exploration as students in the field of biology

William Woods Undergraduate

“…some of us are much more interested in the unknown. We want to discover completely new continents, and gaze at magnificent vistas of ignorance. We crave the experience of being completely baffled by something we’ve never seen before.” It is this hunger for knowledge, for exploring the unknown — this native curiosity to search further […]

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March 13th, 2017

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New study aims to shed light on the biology of health through mapping human cells

William Woods Undergraduate

There is still so much about the human body we do not know, and biologists, scientists, and healthcare professionals worldwide continue to seek answers and develop the tools and knowledge to fight for our health and wellbeing. In October a team of world-leading scientists embarked on a journey called The Human Cell Atlas, with the […]

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January 9th, 2017

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Biology career spotlight: Conservation Scientist

William Woods Undergraduate

According to NASA, “The current [global] warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.” It becomes more important than ever to place much of our focus on the preservation of the planet and all the living […]

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January 3rd, 2017

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William Woods’ bachelors in biology pre-veterinary program graduates enjoy high acceptance rate

William Woods Undergraduate

For bachelors in biology students who are passionate about caring for and healing animals and are interested in pursuing the path towards veterinary medicine, the Pre-Vet Preparation Concentration at William Woods may be the right choice. One of the fastest growing programs at William Woods, this concentration provides students with the coursework and hands-on experience […]

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December 8th, 2016

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