Research Stories

Reducing relics of war
A team of researchers in UD's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have received a $1.75 million grant to measure and predict the rate at which munitions constituents degrade.
Peering into cell structures where neurodiseases emerge
A University of Delaware research team led by Tatyana Polenova and colleagues from the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope have revealed for the first time, atom by atom, the structure of a protein bound to a microtubule.
Closing the loop on an HIV escape mechanism
Researchers from six universities, led by the University of Delaware and funded by NIH and NSF, has uncovered new information about a protein that regulates HIV's ability to hijack a cell and start replicating.
Transgender rights, protections
A new survey from UD's Center for Political Communication examines public support for transgender rights and protections.
Hunting for cleft-related genes
Salil Lachke's curated gene reference library will steer researchers to prime suspects in orofacial cleft birth defects.
Engineered cartilage
A team of researchers from the University of Delaware and Christiana Care has received a grant from the Osteo Science Foundation to develop and test a new biomimetic material for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders.
Fat makes coral fit
A new study by researchers including UD's Mark Warner finds that fat makes coral fit to cope with climate change. The researchers reported their findings in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Concussion discussion
With a national clamor for more information on head impacts in sports, the University of Delaware is positioned directly in the middle of the concussion discussion.
Spine health
Dawn Elliott, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware, is working with researchers at Flinders University in Australia to address the growing problem of spinal dysfunction.
Coastal dynamics
UD professor Xiao-Hai Yan reports on coastal ocean response to global warming acceleration and hiatus in Scientific Reports, a publication of Nature.
Women of research
The latest issue of the University of Delaware Research magazine profiles seven women researchers who offer insight into their work, the hurdles they have cleared and what keeps them moving forward.
ME seminars
The University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering has announced its 2015 fall seminar series.
CBE presentations
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its 2015 fall seminar series.
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Food labels: Definition of natural and organic

Live Science, Nov. 30, 2015

Kent Messer, Unidel Howard Cosgrove Career Development Chair for the Environment in the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the definition for natural foods tends to be much looser than that for organic.

Preschoolers in daycare need more outdoor time

Reuters, Nov. 27, 2015

While preschoolers need more outdoor time, expanding access to physical activity isn't one size fits all, said Laura Lessard, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition.

Saturday Night Live and the politics of humor

Los Angeles Post Examiner, Nov. 27, 2015

"Humor provides us with a shared sense of meaning surrounding large events," said Dannagal G. Young, associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware.


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