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Released: 4-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Startup tests Parkinson's device with Michael J. Fox Foundation funding
University of Delaware

A Mid-Atlantic research team with roots at the University of Delaware has received a $440,000 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) to test a device, called VibeForward, that uses vibration therapy to reduce symptoms of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 11:45 AM EST
Moving Munitions
University of Delaware

Unexploded munitions may end up washing ashore or being pulled up in a fisherman's net. They represent a danger to coastal recreation and commerce and a new UD study looks at how these devices move underwater in muddy, estuarine environments to better inform the management of sites where unexploded ordnance may be present.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Leadership in Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware

Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is being recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:10 PM EST
The Secret Life of Batteries
University of Delaware

Understanding how batteries work is the key to creating the next generation of faster-charing devices. New research from the University of Delaware used X-rays to get a micron-scale movie of how lithium distributes within the electrode while lithium-ion batteries are running.

Released: 7-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
'Artificial muscles' to help children with cerebral palsy
University of Delaware

University of Delaware researchers are developing a medical brace to help children with cerebral palsy – the first lower extremity device designed to correct alignment or provide support using smart materials.

Released: 7-Feb-2019 10:35 AM EST
Keeping Things Moving
University of Delaware

Lubricants keep the world moving, but they leave a heavy environmental footprint. New research from the University of Delaware provides a strategy to create renewable lubricant base oils efficiently from non-food biomass.

Released: 1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Humility is a core trait of today's Super QB
University of Delaware

Like Super Bowl LLII MVP Nick Foles, Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is redefining what it means to be a leader in today's NFL. The University of Delaware’s Kyle Emich says smart teams realized that the humble quarterback is more valuable than a dominant one, a shift also found in the business world.

Released: 30-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST
UD’s ‘Fighting Astrophysicist’ Named a Ted Fellow
University of Delaware

An astrophysicist, a pro boxer and a TED Fellow walk into a room. And it's Federica Bianco. Her outside-the-box approach to life, learning and interdisciplinary adventure has caught the imagination of the TED Fellows program, as she will be one of only 20 fellows worldwide in the 2019 class.

Released: 29-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST
Anemones Are Friends to Fish
University of Delaware

Any port in a storm, any anemone when a predator wants to make you dinner. New research reveals insights on coral reef ecosystems and reveals that a surprising number of fish associate with anemones.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 4:30 PM EST
Research: Brands Boost Consumer Confidence, Performance
University of Delaware

A University of Delaware professor has researched the impact and psychology behind of "brand identities." She found that consumers perform better and feel more confident when they use items with company logos or messaging.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 2:30 PM EST
Recognition for Biotechnology Influencer
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Kelvin Lee has received the 2019 Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial & Biochemical Technology from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biochemical Technology.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Breaking Barriers in Solar Energy
University of Delaware

Improving the electron traffic in solar cells to achieve the big breakthrough needed to capture the sun's energy efficiently. That's what the Vapor Transport Deposition System is all about.

Released: 16-Jan-2019 3:25 PM EST
University of Delaware

Participants in Delaware’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) are celebrating the launch of a new five-year, $23-million grant to further expand environmental research with a focus on protecting water supplies.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Termites could power a 'clean coal' revolution
University of Delaware

Researchers have found that when termite-gut microbes eat coal, they are converting it into methane, the chief ingredient in natural gas. This discovery could lead to the transformation of a big polluting chunk of the global energy supply into cleaner energy for the world.

Released: 3-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST
Greener Hydrogen From Water
University of Delaware

Copper is good at conducting both heat and electricity. But mix in some titanium and apply a bit of chemistry and you have a catalyst that can be the key to producing greener hydrogen from water using electricity.

Released: 20-Dec-2018 11:40 AM EST
Engineering’s Yan Named Nai Fellow
University of Delaware

Yushan Yan, Distinguished Engineering Professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Released: 18-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
A New Way to Use CRISPR
University of Delaware

CRISPR allows scientists to precisely target and edit DNA within living cells, which could help them correct anomalies that cause inherited diseases. A UD Team has now developed a method to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to set off a cascade of activities in cells, a phenomenon known as conditional gene regulation.

Released: 13-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
A Device That Illuminates the Invisible
University of Delaware

Improved security for military operations and at airports, schools, sports venues, and other public spaces. A team of engineers at the University of Delaware has created a camera that acts as a portable body scanner. The scanner reads millimeter wavelengths, invisible to the eye, but highly reflective when they hit metal objects, even if buried under bulky clothing.

Released: 6-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
Emily Day Named Mangone Young Scholar
University of Delaware

Emily Day recognized as promising young scholar and researcher

Released: 5-Dec-2018 10:50 AM EST
Breakthrough in Blood Vessel Engineering
University of Delaware

Growing functional blood vessel networks is no easy task. Previously, other groups have made networks that span millimeters in size. But now, a University of Delaware team has grown a self-assembling, functional network of blood vessels across centimeter scales, a size relevant for human use. With continued development and refinement, the microfluidic system could be used to grow blood vessels for human tissue and organ transplants.

Released: 4-Dec-2018 11:30 AM EST
Gene Therapy for Blood Disorders
University of Delaware

Delivering gene-regulating material to cells that live deep in our bone marrow and direct the formation of blood cells. That would be a major step forward in gene therapy and a team of UD researchers has taken that step.

Released: 29-Nov-2018 11:45 AM EST
Discovering a New Compound
University of Delaware

Researchers have discovered a new compound that helps us better understand how microbes keep the sulfur cycle turning, making it possible for us to enjoy ocean views and survive near the water.

Released: 28-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Views of ideal female appearance in China are changing
University of Delaware

Young women in China experiencing more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media are also altering their views of female beauty. A new study looks into whether these factors are leading to eating disorders and weight and shape concerns.

Released: 26-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
Faster-Charging, Safer Batteries
University of Delaware

Flexible batteries that could fit inside a football and power sensors to confirm a first down or even power our devices so they can be fully charged in minutes. A team of researchers at UD has an invention aimed at improving battery performance.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
Ocean Warming
University of Delaware

New research has uncovered a previously unaccounted for pathway transporting heat from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean, and even further to the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. It has implications for climate change and what we know about global warming.

Released: 15-Nov-2018 1:35 PM EST
Cosmic Fireworks
University of Delaware

It's not every day you get to observe a gamma-ray binary system. In fact, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience comparable to seeing Halley's Comet or a solar eclipse. Here's what a UD team saw.

Released: 13-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Blocking ‘Secondary Cataracts’
University of Delaware

Cataracts surgery is recognized as a medical marvel, but even years after the procedure, some patients may experience "secondary cataracts." Melinda Duncan and her UD team have focused on scare tissue that forms after surgery to address the problem.

Released: 6-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
From Lotion to Ocean Liner
University of Delaware

An eco-friendly technology for greener cosmetics and cleaner engine lubricants, made from approximately 50 percent biomass (grasses, corn husks, wood chips, etc.) and 50 percent common cooking oil.

Released: 1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
No Justice Beyond the Jail Walls
University of Delaware

University of Delaware Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve's new story, "The Waiting Room," looks at mistreatment at Cook County Jail in Chicago, the largest in the nation. She found that injustices continued beyond the prison walls. The story is part of a Marshall Project series released this week.

Released: 1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
No Justice Beyond the Jail Walls
University of Delaware

University of Delaware Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve's new story, "The Waiting Room," looks at mistreatment at Cook County Jail in Chicago, the largest in the nation. She found that injustices continued beyond the prison walls. The story is part of a Marshall Project series released this week.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT
Drought Fighters in the Dirt
University of Delaware

Researchers have found a natural way to help plants retain water, using a strain of beneficial bacteria living right in the soil around the plant roots. The goal is to use this microbe on a larger scale to combat droughts and increase crop yields.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT
How the pumpkin became a fall favorite
University of Delaware

Professor Cindy Ott can delve into the history and importance of the orange gourd as makes its return for autumn and dominates everything from food and scents to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. She is an expert on American food and culture.

Released: 26-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
New driverless car technology could make traffic lights and speeding tickets obsolete
University of Delaware

New driverless car technologies developed at a University of Delaware lab could lead to a world without traffic lights and speeding tickets. Researchers hope the innovations will bring about the development of driverless cars that use 19 to 22 percent less fuel.

Released: 25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Wilfred Chen and DNA Computers
University of Delaware

Wilfred Chen will receive the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award in Chemical Engineering at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting.

Released: 24-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Discovery of Pathway Leading to Growth of Colon Cancer Stem Cells Could Lead to New Possibilities in Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Christiana Care Health System

In a discovery that may have significant impact on the future of colon cancer treatment and research, scientists at the Helen F. Graham Cancer & Research Institute’s Center for Translational Cancer Research at Christiana Care Health System have defined a key signaling pathway that regulates colon cancer growth.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Biodiversity for the Birds
University of Delaware

When homeowners make landscaping choices, they may be inadvertently turning their yards into food deserts for birds, especially if they rely on non-native plants that don't support the insect life needed to provide feed for birds.

Released: 17-Oct-2018 1:55 PM EDT
Wind Farms and Reducing Hurricane Precipitation
University of Delaware

New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.

Released: 16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Keeping Food Out of Landfills
University of Delaware

Reducing food waste has already been a source of attention at one of UD's main dining halls. Now work is being done to see if those efforts can be scaled up to work across the state.

Released: 16-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Reusable Software for High Performance Computing
University of Delaware

As supercomputers become faster and faster, we need powerful software to keep up with the hardware. That's where parallel programming comes in.

Released: 15-Oct-2018 12:30 PM EDT
Young Innovators
University of Delaware

A special issue of the journal Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering will recognize assistant professors Emily Day and Jason Gleghorn as Young Innovators, while featuring their latest research.

Released: 9-Oct-2018 4:35 PM EDT
One Key to Climate Change Turnaround Eyed in Antarctic Ocean
University of Delaware

New research could lead to the kind of drastic changes demanded in the UN's climate change report. The study says winds in the Antarctic Ocean strengthen during the austral summer and surface waters acidify faster than can be accounted for by increases in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere alone.

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