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Solving a mystery from the Dust Bowl to help plan for climate change

CSU researchers built an artificial drought to explore the “Dust Bowl paradox.”

Biology student conducts research on relationship between malaria-drug dosage and parasite-killing potential

Ana Ibarra, a first-generation student in the Department of Biology, was able to conduct remote research in the REU program

Biologists trace plants’ steady mitochondrial genomes to a gene found in viruses, bacteria

Their new understanding of the MSH1 gene could lend insight into why animal mitochondrial genomes tend to mutate more than those of plants.

Even when women outnumber men, gender bias persists among science undergrads

A CSU team conducted a survey-based study among physical and life science undergraduate courses, asking students how they perceived each other’s abilities.

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