46 posts categorized "Biology"


Various Publications: Weber Scientific licenses new beer spoilage detection product

Multiple publications published a press release or wrote an article about a license agreement between Weber Scientific and USciences. Matthew Farber, Director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, and undergraduate researcher, Kent Pham, invented a product that will help prevent costly brewery recalls by detecting a beer contaminant. The discovery and product was covered by Craft Brewing Business, Brewbound, the Philadelphia Business Journal and more.


Brewing Magazine: A Surprise in the Yeast

Matthew Farber, director of the Brewing Science Program, has discovered a novel strain of yeast that not only ferments beer, but also produces lactic acid, something necessary to create a sour beer in less time.Beer and Brewing Magazine’s John Holl reported on the finding and came to campus to taste the beer and interview Farber.


The Times Tribune: Abington Heights administrator named superintendent at Valley View

Rose Minniti BI’93 was named superintendent of Valley View. Before last night’s board of education vote, Minniti previously was director of mathematics and science for the Abington Heights School District.


PhillyBiz: USciences Named Best of Healthcare Education 2017

USciences was named Best of Healthcare Education 2017 by PhillyBiz Magazine.

From the article: 

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of medical care is no easy task, especially in the face of changing government regulations. But our annual Best of Health Care honorees take each step in stride. 

The new bachelor of science in neuroscience offered at University of the Sciences highlights the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience beginning in 2017-18. Students will study the nervous system across a variety of contexts, taking courses with emphasis on the biological, behavioral, theoretical and clinical aspects of neuroscience. Combined with the breadth of faculty expertise at USciences in behavioral and biological sciences; math, physics, and statistics; pharmaceutical sciences and professional clinical programs, this is a unique program. Early and frequent research experience and the diversity of program electives gives students an edge in this competitive and growing field.

Read more from PhillyBiz.


Black Enterprise Magazine: Five steps to get ready and drop that holiday weight with Romy Antoine, personal trainer

Romy Antoine BI’12, who founded RippedNFit, a personal training company, co-authored a series of articles for Black Enterprise Magazine.

The first was five steps to get ready and drop holiday weight and the second was about keeping fitness resolutions




Public Opinion: Whooping Cough outbreak causes concerns

Dr. Stacey Gorski was interviewed about the Pertussis vaccine by a reporter from Public Opinion in Chambersburg, Pa., where an outbreak of the disease has infected more than 47 students at the local high school. Dr. Gorski explained the difference between whole cell and acellular vaccines.

Gorski said the whole cell vaccine contains all the elements of the bacteria that causes the sometimes deadly respiratory disease, while the acellular vaccine contains only some of those elements.

"It's like trying to assemble a car with a full design diagram and all the parts in front of you, as opposed to doing it with just some of the parts," she said. "In the first case, you can see the full car right away and can identify the make and model. With the second, you might recognize that it is a car but you can't identify much else."



Read the full story from Public Opinion


The News Journal: 5 things to know about the flu shot

Dr. Stacey Gorski, assistant professor of biological sciences who specializes in immunology and vaccinology, shares five things you should know about the flu shot.  

Getting vaccinated early is just one recommendation clinicians give. Here are some other facts about this year's flu season worth keeping in mind as the season kicks off.

Read the full story here.


KYW Newsradio: Doctors Promote Safe Sex Following Zika Virus Outbreak

The guidelines suggest men with symptoms use condoms for six months after visiting a Zika infected areas, such as South or Central America and eight weeks if they are asymptomatic. Dr. Stacey Gorski, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of the Sciences, agrees it makes sense.

Read more: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/04/02/doctors-promote-safe-sex-following-zika-virus-outbreak/

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NBC 10: Meningitis Death

Dr. Stacey Gorski made herself available to NBC10 last night to discuss a meningitis case which caused the death of a Philadelphia High School student.

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Aegis: Bel Air native's research received science honor

University of the Sciences biology professor Christopher Janetopoulos, PhD, co-authored a groundbreaking study that earned the 2014-15 Newcomb Cleveland Prize given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.