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Bachelor in Biology career paths: Pharmacist vs. Pharmacologist

William Woods Undergraduate

A bachelor’s degree in biology opens the door to a diverse and exciting range of careers and it lays a firm foundation of knowledge for many graduate and post-graduate degree programs. For biology majors interested in the world of medicine, and more specifically, the use of pharmaceutical drugs to help people, there are two distinct […]

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May 7th, 2018

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Bachelors in biology students learn the biological effects of stress on the body

William Woods Undergraduate

In a medical or biological context, stress is defined as a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. In short-term situations, stress can be beneficial to your health, as your body releases hormones that increase your heart and breathing rates and ready your muscles to respond to a potentially threatening situation. […]

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March 26th, 2018

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Non-Vet Specializations and Careers for Animal Lovers and Biology Students

William Woods Undergraduate

So you want to work with animals, but aren’t quite sure if becoming a veterinarian is the route for you? Not to worry. There are plenty of awesome careers for biology students and animal lovers outside the veterinary route. We’ve listed three examples of areas of specialization bachelor’s in biology students can focus on outside […]

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February 19th, 2018

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Forest ecologists’ approach to fighting wildfires: How biology research on forests is changing the way we deal with wildfires

William Woods Undergraduate

The devastation caused by wildfires in Northern California has dominated the news in recent months. Loss of human life, destruction of homes and displacement of entire communities have sparked both a political and scientific debate about how best to deal with wildfires. For some, it may appear that the answer is investing in more resources […]

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February 2nd, 2018

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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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