Research Roundup


The latest scientific discoveries, straight from members of the University Research Magazine Association. The following is a selection of the most recent stories from URMA members’ magazines.

Diminishing the Bill of Rights
Author: William Davenport Mercer, senior lecturer of history Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Synopsis: The modern effort to locate American liberties, it turns out, began in the mud at the bottom of Baltimore harbor. John Barron Jr. and John Craig sued the city for damages after Baltimore's rebuilt drainage system [...]
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest
A DNA-based sunscreen that not only stops harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, but also becomes more protective the longer you expose it to UV rays? That's the dazzling premise behind a recent Binghamton University study, Popular Science reports. [...]
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Biofilms
By the Department of Molecular Biology Whether growing in a puddle of dirty water or inside the human body, large groups of bacteria must coordinate their behavior to perform essential tasks that they would not be able to carry out individually. Bacteria achieve this coordination through a process called quorum sensing [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Research at Princeton
Novel Affinities: Composing the Family in the German Novel, 1795-1830
Author: Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge, assistant professor of German Publication Date: 2016 Publisher: Camden House Synopsis: Challenges traditional novel scholarship that emphasizes the individual and the Bildungsroman, broadening the focus to the family and both canonical and non-canonical novels, reading them together with biological, legal and pedagogical texts. The novel, according to standard scholarly narratives, [...]
Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest
Put your Energy IQ to the test, and let's see if you are an energy guru or a fossil fool. [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: University of Delaware
Cool video highlights CCEI's mission of turning cornstalks and wood chips into fuels, electricity and chemicals. [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Source: University of Delaware
Scientists at the Wyss Institute have improved a device developed last year to treat sepsis that works by mimicking the human spleen. The new device is better positioned for near-term use in clinics. [...]
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Source: Harvard University Science & Engineering Channel
Twelve advanced research projects aimed at developing new therapies and diagnostics receive support from Harvard's Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator. [...]
Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Source: Harvard University Science & Engineering Channel