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How the Leopard got his…Microbiome (and Humans can, too)

A vast fraction of study in evolutionary biology has been focused on the evolution and development of outwardly-expressed survival adaptations: spots, horns, bone structures, and more have received much attention. However, ISO fellow Dr. Jameson Voss and his colleagues believe this may be an incomplete picture of evolution of an organism, and are pushing scientists to think beyond the spots and the feathers and include the internal, invisible, microbiome.

Icelandic Interlude 2018

Icelandic Interlude: Reykjavik & the Northern Lights

Trip One: January 19–23, 2018  — TRIP ONE IS SOLD OUT! 
Trip Two: January 26–30, 2018 – Limited Space remaining! …Read more.

ISO Fellow Juscelino Colares on WVIZ

ISO Fellow Juscelino Colares appeared on WVIZ Ideas with Rick Jackson! 
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Nanoscience Targets Cancer

ISO Fellow Giuseppe Strangi’s research is making it possible to target individual cancer cells without drugs.
He has recently published his new method to manipulate tiny gold beads less than the wavelength of light. …Read more.

Origins Unlimited! Cruise to British Isles, Iceland and Norway

Origins Unlimited! Cruise to British Isles, Iceland and Norway
British Isles, Iceland and Norway …Read more.

Room Temperature Insulin

Iso Fellow Michael Weiss is chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and professor of medicine in the Endocrine Division.  Dr. Weiss’s research is enhancing the care of patients with diabetes mellitus through the development of novel ultra-stable and receptor-isoform-specific analogs of insulin. …Read more.

Explore the Major!

America’s first Origins Sciences major!
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Origins Sciences Major …Read more.

2017 Pyrenees Tour to France

Discover the past and present of human art and culture, wild and domestic animals, and the geography they are adapted to in this small, private tour. Join a fascinating group of people for the shorter or longer version of the tour!  …Read more.

The Origins Science Scholars Programs

For more information on OSS, call Felicia at 216-368-2090
The Origins Science Scholars program began on campus in 2009 and has become a favorite venue for Cleveland area folks interested in or curious about cutting edge science. …Read more.

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