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.

You don't have to be deep in the backwoods to be at high risk for Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that about 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease each year, yet only 30,000 incidences are reported. The disease spreads from a pathogen — a bacterium called [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Members of the Space Explorations Team at Linn-Benton Community College, including Oregon State University students, release a high-altitude balloon in a practice run for the solar eclipse on August 21. (Photo: Chris Becerra)By Lori Fluge-Brunker, Linn-Benton Community College Advancement Office In a small work room about the size of a walk-in [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
By Staff, Department of Molecular Biology Branching microtubules, which are structures involved in cell division, form in response to a protein known as TPX2, according to a study conducted at Princeton University in the laboratory of Sabine Petry, assistant professor of molecular biology. The image was featured on the cover of [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Research at Princeton
By Julia Rosen Scientists can learn a great deal about other astronomical questions using the light from GRBs. Gamma ray photons are energetic enough to traverse the entire universe, so they carry information about the farthest — and thus, oldest — corners of the cosmos. And that makes them extremely [...]
Thu, May 11, 2017
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism
Co-Author: Maria Stehle, associate professor of German Publication Date: 2016 Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press Synopsis: The increased use of digital tools for political activism has triggered heated debates about the effectiveness of digital campaigns for political change and feminist causes. While technology's immediacy and transnational reach have broadened the potential impact of activism, [...]
Thu, May 11, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest
Image of a Casimir-on-a-chip device
By Catherine Zandonella for the Office of the Dean for Research Getting something from nothing sounds like a good deal, so for years scientists have been trying to exploit the tiny amount of energy found in nearly empty space. It's a source of energy so obscure it was once derided as [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Research at Princeton
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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
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