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University of Delaware Professor Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Study Achilles Injuries

University of Delaware assistant professor Karin Gravare Silbernagel has received a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study Achilles tendinopathy, an overuse injury.
18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Texting System Helps Fisherman Avoid Sturgeon

A new text alert system is helping fishermen avoid Atlantic sturgeon accidentally caught when searching for other species. Fishermen receive a text showing areas and water depths Atlantic sturgeon are most likely to be found, allowing them to avoid...
16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Hotels Need to Be Home Smart Home

A new study by the University of Delaware has found that hotels need to be more than a "home away from home" in order to satisfy guests. The survey showed that when it comes to technology, hotels should be competing with their customers' homes, not...
12-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Fungi in Fashion

Two University of Delaware students put their best foot forward at this year's National Sustainable Design Expo, showing off a biodegradable shoe they fashioned using mushrooms, chicken feathers and textile waste. Researchers hope the shoe can help...
11-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Ultra-Powerful Batteries Made Safer, More Efficient

An international team of researchers is laying the foundation for more widespread use of lithium metal batteries. They developed a method to mitigate the formation of dendrites - crystal-like masses - that damage the batteries' performance.
9-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Weapon in Fight Against Dementia

A University of Delaware researcher is investigating a novel compound's role in combating age-related chronic diseases like mild cognitive disorder and dementia. The study is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging.
3-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Poll: Most Republicans Say Athletes Should 'Shut Up and Dribble'

A majority of Republicans believe professional athletes and celebrities should stay out of politics and causes, with a sizable portion saying it is completely inappropriate for them to do so, according to a new national poll conducted for the...
29-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Programming DNA to Deliver Cancer Drugs

A research team at the University of Delaware has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off. This technology could lead to the development of new cancer therapies and other drugs.
19-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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