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.

Registration is now open for the 34th annual Graduate Exhibition, a showcase of musical performances, cutting-edge research, and visual arts presented by Penn State's graduate students. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: Research at Penn State
When senior kinesiology major Arthur Minahan found out about the opportunity to participate in an innovative research project investigating potential additional benefits of a popular pain management gel, he jumped at the chance to participate. Supported by an endowment, Minahan gained real-world research experience that will help him excel both [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: Research at Penn State
Kelvin Lee receives Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: University of Delaware
A designer dress and a particle detector
CERN inspired famous Dutch fashion artist Iris van Herpen to create her Magnetic Motion collection. On March 10, 2018, the underground cavern that holds CERN's CMS experiment had some rare visitors: fashion models, posing in dresses that seemed part sculpture, part science fiction. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Kelvin Lee receives Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: University of Delaware
A new wave of semiconductors that can be painted on is on the horizon. It bears the promise of revolutionizing lighting all over again and of transforming solar energy. Ornate quantum particle action, revealed here, that drives the new material's properties defies the workings of established semiconductors. [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to health care can be limited, a recent study suggests. The contraceptive would be delivered using microneedle skin patch technology originally developed for the painless administration of [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Next to a large warehouse is a narrow hallway from which can be heard the echoes of barking dogs. Follow the sound and you will enter a small room packed with wagging tails and glossy puppy dog eyes eagerly looking up at their respective trainer. The dogs spin in circles [...]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019
Source: Illinois State University
headshot of Jason Whitesel
Jason Whitesel The Sociology and Anthropology Research Series at Illinois State University will present a talk by Assistant Professor of Sociology Jason Whitesel. “Intersections of multiple oppressions: Racism, sizeism, ableism, and the ‘illimitable etceteras' in encounters with law enforcement” will be from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Friday, January 25, in Schroeder Hall [...]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019
Source: Illinois State University
Biosensors are detection devices with endless applications, from farming to bomb detection, as described in this SciTechNow segment with Binghamton expert Wunmi Sadik. [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
Source: Binghamton University Research