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.

“Skin acts as a physical, chemical and microbial barrier. It also helps regulate temperature and enables mechanoreception: the ability to sense touch,” says Guy German, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering whose research focuses almost exclusively on the body's largest organ. “[There is] a diverse population of microorganisms that naturally reside [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Communications Law and Practice
Author: Stuart Brotman, Beaman Professor of Communication and Information Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: American Lawyer Media Synopsis: Communications Law and Practice is the first comprehensive and current guide to the complex legal and business issues involved in modern communications. It offers clear explanations of the laws regulating telephony, including: cellular telephone advances; radio [...]
Fri, Apr 07, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest
Artificial topological matter
By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research An international team of researchers have created a new structure that allows the tuning of topological properties in such a way as to turn on or off these unique behaviors. The structure could open up possibilities for new explorations into the properties [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Source: Research at Princeton
By Nick Houtman As the Trump Administration proposes to slash federal investments in environmental research, scientists are considering how to sustain work on issues such as air and water quality, wildlife and climate change. “An apparent lack of concern for scientific evidence” poses a challenge to environmental management, writes Staci Simonich, chemist [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
By Katharine de Baun, College of Science George Poinar, Jr., a courtesy professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, together with his wife, Roberta, inspired the original science behind the book and movie Jurassic Park when they published a paper in Science showing that chromatin-like material in nuclei of a 40-million-year-old [...]
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
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Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: University of Delaware
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
Alfred Atanda examines the causes of elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers. He hopes to minimize these injuries by fostering change in the culture of youth sports. . [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: National Institute of General Medical Sciences – Findings
How cheese rinds can help researchers understand bacterial communities, convincing cells to digest their dying neighbors, capitalizing on cellular conversations, and other cool research advances. . [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: National Institute of General Medical Sciences – Findings