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Chiari research team draws crowd to Akron
The Conquer Chiari Research Center at UA — the first of its kind — opens its doors for an open house.
Donation of wetlands to UA honored with national award
The Environmental Law Institute is honoring Steve and Jerry Panzner for their gift of 104 acres of restored wetlands to The University of Akron for use as a living laboratory.
Graduate student endeavors to answer a whale of a question
Leptin is the "fat hormone" that tells the brain when to stop eating. Whales have the hormone too, so why doesn't it work?
One Glue, Two Functions
While the common house spider may be creepy, it may be the key to developing adhesives for human applications, such as wound healing and industrial-strength tape.
The new skinny on leptin
Obesity hormone linked to hearing and vision problems in new research study.
Research Spotlight: Biology
Biologist Shares Research Discoveries in China
Dr. Bruce Cushing, professor of biology in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, is well known in the neuroscience community for his research on the mechanisms that regulate social behavior. Cushing’s expertise led to invitations to participate in two programs in China with other top scientists in behavior and neuroscience from around the world. Learn More