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.

It takes more than willpower to beat an addiction to drugs. Science shows that an addictive drug triggers complex physical changes in the brain, and these influence a person's behavior, making it hard to quit. The most significant changes take place in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Manufacturing, Trade, and Logistics Materials [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research A new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and found that the flexibility of the structures has a dramatic impact on how fast they join together. The study, [...]
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Source: Research at Princeton
Deep sea corals reveal that efficient nutrient consumption by plankton drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages. Photo courtesy of Caltech.By Robert Perkins, Caltech We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 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
We value your opinion. To show you how much, we will award a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card to three people who complete our survey. To be entered in this random drawing, please complete the survey by Nov. 1, 2016. [...]
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