biology

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 There’s a lot of talk about human activity changing our climate, the effects of which would ultimately halt the human race. But what about the lives we are terminating without a voice? We don’t even have to look at future trends to know that we are impacting the lifespan […]

Hill District students conduct drug research with help from DU students, alumni

Hill District students conduct drug research with help from DU students, alumni

By Brandon Addeo | News Editor Nine high school students from the Hill District are completing a five week drug research course this summer at the Citizen Science Lab on Bedford Avenue. The lab, which was jointly founded by Duquesne and economic development nonprofit Urban Innovation21 in 2014, will offer the course — titled Drug […]

Student receives $40,000 grant for pain research

Student receives $40,000 grant for pain research

By Brandon Addeo | Asst. News Editor A Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences graduate student just returned from an international science conference in Chicago where she presented her research on bladder pain. Fifth year biology Ph.D candidate Katelyn Sadler, along with assistant biology professor and research coordinator for Bayer’s Chronic Pain Research Consortium […]

Professor’s mobile clinic helps feral cats

Professor’s mobile clinic helps feral cats

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke A friendly giggle bounces off walls decorated with framed photos of cats. This cheery atmosphere is the office of Duquesne biology professor Becky Morrow, proud cat-lady and weekend superhero to Western Pennsylvania residents. Morrow, a veterinarian, provides free treatment to feral cats from her mobile clinic, Frankie’s Friends […]