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Research Stories

Clownfish conundrum
A study co-authored by UD's Danielle Dixson reveals that clownfish are inflexible in selecting a habitat, making them vulnerable to increased bleaching due to rising ocean temperatures.
Graduate Research Forum
Dozens of UD doctoral and master's students gathered for a day of presentations that captured the sense of urgency as well as the excitement of discovery that drives graduate scholarship.
Underwater WWII find
A financial commitment to Project RECOVER by Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation founder and chairman Dan Friedkin enables ongoing search and discovery of those missing in action.
Prof. Heck's legacy
The American Chemical Society is highlighting the legacy of the late Nobel laureate Richard Heck, the Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Delaware with a digital tribute on its publications website.
Chronic wounds
UD's Millicent Sullivan and Kristi Kiick have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could provide a new approach to the treatment of chronic wounds.
SMART Scholarship
UD doctoral student Sean Fudger has received a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program from the Department of Defense.
Parasitic wasp studied
University of Delaware researchers are working to find solutions to fight the emerald ash borer, which is devastating ash tree populations throughout the United States.
Salt's sinister side
A $2.6 million National Institutes of Health grant will support a novel study by UD researchers on salt's effect on brain neurons and blood pressure.
Plastino Research Fellows
Eight students have been selected as members of the 10th class of Plastino Alumni Undergraduate Research Fellows.
Big data, better health care
A team of physicians from Christiana Care Health System and computer scientists from the University of Delaware is using merged electronic health records from various institutions to improve coordination of care and clinical outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease
Pilot research grants
The University of Delaware's National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Molecular Design of Advanced Biomaterials has announced its annual competition for pilot research grants.
Energy czar rallies researchers
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz toured several labs at the University of Delaware during UD's first National Lab Day, applauded the state's support for innovative science, and suggested many opportunities for expanded collaboration with the Department of Energy's 17 national research laboratories.
National Lab Day panels
National Lab Day at the University of Delaware focused on the topic Clean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities, and included panels on security, power generation, grid modernization and storage.
University of Delaware professors Kali Kniel and Kent Messer are members of a multidisciplinary team that is dedicating itself to developing innovative, safe and sustainable ways to irrigate food crops in variable climates.
Built for science
Teams from UD, NASA, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the National Cancer Institute worked to modify their codes in areas ranging from cybersecurity and cancer to catalysis and aerodynamics.
Lecture at MIT
The University of Delaware's Joseph Fox, who conducts research in bioorthogonal chemistry, recently delivered the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture at MIT.
Super Suits
Led by Michele Lobo in the Department of Physical Therapy, the University of Delaware's Move To Learn Lab is creating Super Suits to assist children who have developmental delays.
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UD professor co-authors first report on NASA's huge 'magnetospheric' mission Delaware, May 19, 2016

William Matthaeus and Michael Shay, both of the University of Delaware Department of Astronomy and Physics, are involved in a NASA project that gives a whole new meaning to "big data."

Sorry night owls, morning people are just healthier

Men's Journal, May 17, 2016

The article focuses on a study by Freda Patterson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, that says the timing of your nightly slumber may also influence your cardiovascular health, and night owls might want to think hard about changing their habits. “Someone who goes to bed later may have extended evening time that tends to be spent watching TV and eating unhealthy foods,” Patterson says.

The new superstar in town

Chicago Magazine, May 16, 2016

A profile of former UD basketball star Elena Delle Donne, now with the WNBA's Chicago Sky, says "she ranks, arguably, as the greatest female basketball player in the world."


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