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Not All Good Bacteria Get Along

Just as the beneficial bacteria living in yogurt and sauerkraut are good for your gut, tiny organisms living in the soil help plants and intense research is underway on natural “probiotic” soil treatments containing living microorganisms....
7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pandemic causes shift in food norms

Researchers monitored the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic impacted food purchasing, pantry management and food waste and shaped our concerns about environmental regulatory changes and virus transmission. They found that the food system is a lot...
29-Mar-2021 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Grant Focuses on Eye Disorders

The discovery of a new gene linked to eye disorders of cataract and small or reduced eye tissue at the University of Delaware has earned a four-year grant to support further work exploring the role of the gene, Elav11 and its partners in eye...
24-Mar-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Renewable Energy Grants

University of Delaware researchers William Shafarman (left) and Jeremy Firestone each will lead new studies, each supported by $2 million in new grants from the U.S. Department of Energy. Shafarman, director of UD’s Institute of Energy Conversion,...
22-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Focus on Musculoskeletal Research

Dawn Elliott, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won an $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research -- an...
18-Mar-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Donald Sparks Honored by European Geosciences Union

The University of Delaware's Donald Sparks, a global leader in environmental soil chemistry for more than 30 years, has won the 2021 Philippe Duchaufour Medal given by the European Geosciences Union.
17-Mar-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Calm During Crisis

Bryan VanGronigen, assistant professor in the University of Delaware School of Education, was part of an 18-member research team that conducted interviews with 120 school principals across 19 states, examining their approach to crisis management in...
16-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Structural Adhesives Inspired by Mussels

Jovan Tatar, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and an affiliated faculty in the Center for Composite Materials, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award to create new durable adhesive joints for concrete structures by...
12-Mar-2021 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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