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're stranded in the middle of nowhere, phone battery dead. Lacking all access to electricity or even solar power, you turn to your last resource — your own spit. That's the dream of researchers at Binghamton University, who have developed a battery that can be powered by saliva, Popular Mechanics [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Jamie Mondello is looking into the learning processes surrounding alcohol and how the drug affects our immune response. The Binghamton University senior wants to see if an environmental cue associated with intoxication, such as a scent, could alter the immune response. Research shows that our immune system can learn to respond to [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
By Lanesha Reagan Loud beeps echo down the hall in the Women's building, signaling the start of a machine the size of a small car that looks like a mechanical spider. I sit in a seat above its many legs, and my heart drops as it goes silent and lifts me [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
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
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Wed, Jul 05, 2017
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
Arguments Against the Christian Religion in Amsterdam by Saul Levi Morteira, Spinoza's Rabbi
Translator: Gregory Kaplan, professor of Spanish Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Synopsis: This is the first book to offer a translation into English—as well as a critical study—of a Spanish treatise written around 1650 by Rabbi Saul Levi Morteira, whose most renowned congregant was Baruch Spinoza. Aimed at encouraging the practice [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 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