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.

By simultaneously tackling two mechanisms for cancer's growth, an experimental therapy reduced the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in a study conducted in mice. The therapeutic agent, called Tinagl1, is based on a naturally occurring protein and blocks two of the main pathways by which breast cancer cells can grow and [...]
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
Source: Research at Princeton
Infectious diseases kill millions of people each year, but the search for treatments is hampered by the fact that laboratory mice are not susceptible to some human viruses, including killers like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). For decades, researchers have turned to mice whose immune systems have been “humanized” to respond [...]
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Source: Research at Princeton
By Ian Vorster Vaughn Walton, a professor in Oregon State's Department of Horticulture, points at net-covered cages containing fruit flies, blueberries and what he calls artificial fruit — a chemical concoction that attracts the flies. “We place little disks of attractant in the middle of each cage, cover them with nets [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
Nations and organizations have taken action on nearly all of their recent ocean conservation pledges and almost half of those promises have been fulfilled, research by Oregon State University has shown. Graduate students and faculty from OSU's College of Science reported the findings of a 10-month analysis at the fifth [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
Environmental Design—Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America
Author: Avigail Sachs, associate professor of architecture and landscape history and theory Publication Date: 2018 Publisher: University of Virginia Press Synopsis: Much of twentieth-century design was animated by the creative tension of its essential duality: is design an art or a science? In the postwar era, American architects sought to calibrate architectural practice [...]
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest
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
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