Biological Sciences

BiologicalBioscience investigators in Ohio are accessing vast amounts of genetic, clinical, imaging and environmental
data to individualize the diagnosis and treatment of disease. For instance, researchers employ a tool in the fight against cancer in the form of a web portal that correlates tumor images with their corresponding genetic codes. Neonatal specialists in large cities use high-definition videoconferencing to examine critically ill newborns at rural hospitals. And, medical residents train in virtual environments, improving surgery techniques and saving money. In addition to health care, the application of bioscience to agriculture, energy and industrial products are growing in importance. The bioscience industry in Ohio employs more than 1.2 million workers and contributes an annual statewide economic impact of $146 billion, according to BioOhio, a nonprofit industry association. The following links illustrate just a few examples of cutting-edge research in the biosciences supported by the computational resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center.