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Released: 27-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Geochemistry Lab Awarded National Funding For Geochronology Research
Boise State University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Geosciences Directorate awarded Boise State University’s Isotope Geology Laboratory (IGL) a grant of $672,000 as part of the Laboratory Technician Support program, making the Boise State lab one of only seven in the nation to receive such funding. T

Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Researchers Awarded Grant to Advance Water Modeling Across Continent
Boise State University

Two Boise State University researchers have been awarded a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a framework to drive innovation in hydrologic simulation platforms.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 12:35 PM EST
Researchers Team Up With St. Lukes to Study Concussion Impacts in Youth Football
Boise State University

Boise State University researchers teamed up with a cohort of professionals from St. Luke’s Applied Research Division in 2016 to measure changes in the flow of fluid across white matter tracts in the brain before and after a youth football season.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST
Geoscience Post-Doc Chao Chen Awarded Fellowship
Boise State University

Chao Chen, a postdoctoral researcher in Boise State University’s geoscience department, has been awarded the Hydroinformatics Innovation Fellowship from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Inc (CUAHSI) for an independently developed hydroinformatics project.

Released: 16-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Open-source automated chemical vapor deposition system for the production of two-dimensional nanomaterials
Boise State University

A research group at Boise State University has released the open-source design of a chemical vapor deposition system for two-dimensional (2D) materials growth, an advance which could lower the barrier of entry into 2D materials research and expedite 2D materials discovery and translation from the benchtop to the market.

Released: 17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Graduate Student Awarded National Lab Fellowship for Nuclear Reactor Research
Boise State University

Documenting the reactions that take place inside an active nuclear reactor is incredibly tough – high temperatures, corrosion, pressure, fission gas production, microstructure and cracks (among other things) make accurate data collection difficult.

Released: 31-Oct-2018 8:05 PM EDT
New Model Improves Thermal Models Tying Metamorphic Rocks to Subduction Zones
Boise State University

The temperatures associated with the earth’s subduction zones have been historically miscalculated, which has major implications for our understanding of how the planet’s deadliest earthquakes and volcanic arcs are generated.

Released: 18-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million NSF Grant to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes
Boise State University

A consortium of Idaho researchers will receive a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how environmental stressors impact the growth, survival and reproduction of native plants and animals.

Released: 24-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT
Did Bats Invent Fireflies?
Boise State University

Bats can learn to avoid fireflies using sonar or vision, but they learn faster they use both. This is evidence that combining information across senses can increase the power of warning signals. This research has implications for how fireflies evolved in relation to bats.

Released: 5-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Graphene Foam Could One Day Ease Osteoarthritis Joint Pain and Prevent the Need for Joint Replacement
Boise State University

Previous studies have shown graphene foam’s compatibility with chondrogenic cell lines for cartilage tissue engineering; this is the first to focus on the viscoelastic behavior of the engineered tissue to test the functionality of the grown cartilage.

Released: 14-Jun-2018 4:20 PM EDT
New Study Shows Human Activity Creates a More Nocturnal Animal World
Boise State University

Rapid expansion of human activity across the globe is causing wildlife to become more nocturnal, according to a new joint study conducted by researchers at Boise State University and the University of California, Berkley, and published in the journal, Science.

Released: 24-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
New Study Finds Logging Intensity Affects Carbon Storage and Forest Recovery
Boise State University

A new study published in the journal Global Change Biology led by researchers from Boise State University sheds light on how to balance timber production and carbon storage in tropical forests. Tropical forests provide critical ecosystem services for life on Earth including climate protection by storing large amounts of carbon.

Released: 16-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Boise State DNA Lab Helps Exonerate Convicted Killers
Boise State University

Following motions brought by the Montana Innocence Project (MTIP), Montana District Court Judge Kathy Seeley has overturned the 1995 robbery, kidnapping, and homicide convictions of Fred Lawrence and Paul Jenkins. The two men had received life sentences. In 2014, biology professor Greg Hampikian’s laboratory at Boise State University began working with the MTIP on DNA testing in the case.

Released: 9-Apr-2018 5:00 PM EDT
Boise State Study Demonstrates ‘Real World’ Benefits of Parkinson’s Class
Boise State University

Boise State researchers recently teamed up with the YMCA Healthy Living Center to assess the real-world efficacy of a nationwide program designed for early stages Parkinson’s patients called Delay the Disease.

Released: 16-Feb-2018 3:45 PM EST
New Study Shows Promise Turning Volcanic Sound Into Warning Signal for Eruptions
Boise State University

A new study led by Boise State associate professor of geophysics Jeffrey Johnson has proven the potential for using volcanic infrasound – inaudible sounds produced by active volcanoes – to help forecast future catastrophic eruptions.

Released: 1-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
Male Lekking Bats Shown Cooperating During Mating Season
Boise State University

Researchers studied normally territorial male bats engaging in "timeshare" behavior to woo females – potentially the first example of a cooperative breeding display observed in mammals.

Released: 3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST
Survey Shows Conservationists Conflicted on How to Best Coexist with Large Carnivores
Boise State University

A new article co-authored by Boise State Assistant Professor Neil Carter found that conservationists have wide-ranging viewpoints on how to best preserve and coexist with large carnivores, such as brown bears, gray wolves and tigers. These animals are considered to be at the top of their food chain in their native habitats.

Released: 15-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
Boise State University President Bob Kustra Announces Retirement
Boise State University

Boise State University President Bob Kustra announced Wednesday that he will retire on June 30, after 15 years of leading Idaho’s largest public university.

Released: 4-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT
$1.5 Million Grant Will Bolster Underrepresented Idaho Students in Biomedical Sciences
Boise State University

An intercollegiate team led by Boise State University has been awarded a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to bolster the number of underrepresented community college students who are transferring to Boise State to pursue research careers in the biomedical sciences.

Released: 3-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
University Researchers Awarded Grant to Create, Test New Giardia Drugs
Boise State University

Researchers from Boise State and University of Idaho recently were awarded a three year, $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test new anti-parasitic drugs to fight Giardia infections.

Released: 14-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Boise State Biophysicist Awarded Grant to Study How the Genome Works
Boise State University

A biophysicist has been awarded a three-year National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award to study and help explain the basic functions of the human genome.

Released: 12-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Boise State Researchers Earn Grants to Manufacture Sensors for Nuclear Reactors, Space
Boise State University

National grants will be used to purchase advanced manufacturing equipment needed to build sensors suitable for extreme environments.

Released: 12-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Universities Work to Make Our Populated Skies Safer Through Enhanced Aeronautical Communication
Boise State University

To ensure continued safety in our increasingly populated skies, a team of universities and private industry has been awarded a three-year, $4.4 million NASA grant to continue researching and enhancing aeronautical communications.

Released: 5-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Boise State Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Develop Video Training Modules for Math Teachers
Boise State University

Boise State researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support innovation in middle- and high-school math teacher preparation. The four-year grant allows the research team to develop a series of video-based online learning modules to be used in an undergraduate mathematics course for future secondary math teachers.

14-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Proteins Developed at Boise State University Effectively Fight 58 Types of Tumors
Boise State University

Boise State University researchers have created anti-cancer drugs that are effective at killing 58 of the 60 types of tumors found in the National Cancer Institutes NCI-60 panel of cancer cells, which affect nine organ systems in the human body.

Released: 31-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers to Study the Impact of Bone Loss in Space
Boise State University

Bone fracture risk due to weightlessness is a significant challenge for future space missions. Here on earth, individuals who cannot bear weight on a limb or limbs due to injury, aging or disease, risk bone deterioration that can impact their quality of life.

Released: 14-Jun-2017 1:20 PM EDT
Researchers to Develop Wireless Sensor Network That Would Help Fight Potato Rot
Boise State University

Unbeknownst to most consumers, roughly 30 percent of the potatoes harvested spoil before they reach a grocery store shelf. Boise State and Idaho State University researchers were recently awarded a one-year $413,681 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant to develop a wireless sensor network that would be able to detect temperature, humidity levels, and carbon dioxide and ammonia levels in real time, to help with early detection of potato rot.

Released: 23-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Boise State Lands $1.7 Million Grant to Research Effects of Climate Change on Birds
Boise State University

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a team of researchers, led by Boise State University biological sciences professor Julie Heath, a four-year, $1.7 million grant to monitor the effects of climate change on American kestrels and develop a modeling system that can be used broadly to predict how other avian species will react to changes in weather patterns. This is an increasingly pressing need within DoD as well as the broader scientific and conservation community.

Released: 23-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Boise State Researcher Earns $529,000 NASA Grant to Study Effects of Human-Caused Light, Noise on Wildlife
Boise State University

A team of researchers led by Boise State assistant professor Neil Carter have been awarded a $529,000 grant from NASA to study the effects of human-made light and noise on wildlife in the U.S. Carter and his team will be collaborating closely with the National Park Service's Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.

Released: 3-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Boise State Study Shows Discrepancies in White House Petition Signatures
Boise State University

A study conducted by researchers at Boise State University shows delays and discrepancies in the number of signatures recorded on White House petitions drafted and signed by American citizens. This has potential ramifications for the success of citizen-drive petitions to the White House, as well as contributing to individuals’ perception that their First Amendment rights are being compromised.

Released: 1-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Boise State Online Master of Social Work Program Ranked 8th in the Nation
Boise State University

Boise State's MSW program continues to top national list when it comes to quality education that students can afford.

Released: 13-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Boise State Names Next Leader for College of Engineering
Boise State University

JoAnn Slama Lighty will be the new dean of Boise State University’s College of Engineering, effective July 17.

Released: 9-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST
Boise State University Names Mark Heil as Vice President, CFO
Boise State University

Heil is a Boise State alumnus who has worked at Micron Technology Inc. since 1992. He most recently served as vice president and corporate controller at Micron.

Released: 12-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST
National Geographic Supports Volcano Research in Chile
Boise State University

As planning continues for humanity’s first visit to Mars, scientists still have much to learn about the planet’s physical makeup. By comparing current satellite images to similar shots of Earth, they are coming to understand how volcanic activity shaped the Red Planet, and extrapolating lessons learned to address concerns closer to home.

Released: 22-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST
Boise State Study Shows Climate Affecting Avian Breeding
Boise State University

Milder winters have led to earlier growing seasons and noticeable effects on the breeding habits of some predatory birds. This study looks at kestrels that nested in both non-irrigated shrub and grasslands and those that nested in irrigated crops and pastures.

Released: 18-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST
FEMA Grant Allows for Hazard Mapping Across Idaho
Boise State University

Boise State University recently received a $954,000 award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to collect high-quality elevation (lidar) data to assess natural hazards across more than 2,500 square miles in Idaho.

Released: 24-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Boise State Research Is Upgrading an Element by Stretching It
Boise State University

Boise State University researcher Paul Simmonds is developing a new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure. Now they are trying it with germanium.

Released: 12-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
NSF Award Could Open New Wave Bands for Wireless Communications
Boise State University

The award, headed up by Boise State University electrical engineer Hani Mehrpouyan, aims to open up new swaths of underutilized wave bands for wireless communication.

Released: 20-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Boise State Research Explores Thermoelectric Screen Printing
Boise State University

Flexible thermoelectric devices are especially attractive for waste heat recovery along contoured surfaces and for energy harvesting applications to power sensors, biomedical devices and wearable electronics – an area experiencing exponential growth. However, obtaining low-cost, flexible and efficient thermoelectric materials is extremely difficult due to many materials and manufacturing challenges.

Released: 7-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT
Research Looks at Importance of Women’s Attitudes Toward Tigers
Boise State University

Research published in the journal Biological Conservation looks at how human perceptions of tigers affect how willing human communities are to coexist with these large predators, and particularly at how women’s attitudes toward tigers differ from men’s.

Released: 1-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Solid-State Nanopores Unravel Twisted DNA Mystery
Boise State University

A paper published in ACS Nano, one of the top nanotechnology journals in the world, explores this topic. “Modeling and Analysis of Intercalant Effects on Circular DNA Conformation” focuses on the effect of the intercalating agent ethidium bromide (a mimic for many chemotherapy drugs) on the tertiary structure of DNA.

Released: 20-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Boise State Computer Science Program Hatching New Ideas for Education through NSF Grant
Boise State University

The university is creating an educational environment called the Computer Science Professionals Hatchery, or CSP-hatchery, to model the best practices of software development companies.

Released: 7-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Graphene Flexes its Muscles in Boise State University Study
Boise State University

A new study shows that the unique properties of graphene and graphene foam could one day be used to regenerate 3-dimensional tissues and organs for implantation into the human body.

Released: 6-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Boise State University, Harvard Business School’s HBX Will Collaborate to Offer Online Program
Boise State University

A new collaboration will bring Harvard Business School's business fundamentals program to Boise State students at public university prices.

Released: 1-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT
Research Shows Owls’ Ability to Hunt Impaired by Noise
Boise State University

Owls exposed to noise equivalent to that of a natural gas compressor station experienced an 8 percent drop in hunting success per decibel increase in noise.

Released: 27-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Biology May Hold Key to Better Computer Memory
Boise State University

A group of Boise State University researchers is working toward a better way to store digital information using nucleic acid memory (NAM).

Released: 13-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Citizen Participation Helps Overcome Dengue in Brazil
Boise State University

More than 1.5 million cases of dengue fever were reported in Brazil in 2015. Young children often are the hardest hit. Now, Boise State University political scientists Brian Wampler and Mike Touchton hope to improve the odds by increasing citizen involvement and awareness.

Released: 9-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST
Boise State NSF CAREER Award Could Lead to New Disease Treatments
Boise State University

The use of proteins to identify a single molecule in a solution could be extremely important for early diagnosis of cancer, much earlier than is possible with current technology.

Released: 12-Feb-2016 6:05 PM EST
Research Could Inform New Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Boise State University

New research suggests the possibility of the regrowth of dopaminergic neurons in adult mammals, which could have significant impact in treating Parkinson's Disease.

Released: 12-Feb-2016 8:00 AM EST
Winter Feast: Camera Trap Offers a Candid Look at Idaho’s Scavengers
Boise State University

A research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the executive director of Boise State University’s Intermountain Bird Observatory have teamed up with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to create a series of motion-sensitive camera traps to monitor golden eagle migration and distribution in southwest Idaho.

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