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 Lyn Smith Gloria, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine In our intestines, billions of microbes live together like the residents of a teeming metropolis. They occupy neighborhoods and meet on the streets, back alleys and cul-de-sacs of our digestive networks. They even communicate with a kind of microbial Facebook. They function [...]
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
By Megan Tucker In the United States, private companies manage about 7 percent of state prisoners and 18 percent of federal prisoners. In 2015, those numbers constituted 8 percent — a little over 100,000 people — of all prisoners in the country, an 83 percent increase since 1999, according to the [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
Binghamton student Joshua Gonzalez wonders: What will happen to Johnson City residents when the University's pharmacy school building opens next fall? Gonzalez, 22, is part of a team conducting a novel gentrification study concerning the area surrounding the new pharmacy school. Gentrification typically comes in the form of businesses buying depreciated properties, [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Source: Binghamton University Research
Green and red parakeet
Article courtesy of Stephen Sautner, Wildlife Conservation Society It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing [...]
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Source: Research at Princeton
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