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Newswise: Startup tests Parkinson's device with Michael J. Fox Foundation funding
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.

Newswise: Moving Munitions
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.

Newswise: Leadership in Biomedical Engineering
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.

Newswise: The Secret Life of Batteries
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.

Newswise: 'Artificial muscles' to help children with cerebral palsy
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.

Newswise: Keeping Things Moving
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.

Newswise: Humility is a core trait of today's Super QB
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.

Newswise: UD’s ‘Fighting Astrophysicist’ Named a Ted Fellow
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.


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