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$11M NIH Grant Will Fund Biomedical Research at University of Delaware

the National Institutes of Health has renewed a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant at the University of Delaware. The COBRE research team is focused on discovery of new molecules that can be used to study and treat diseases such...
30-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Helping Teachers Navigate Online Education and Build Community

Two experts in the field of teacher education and technology have shared new and accessible publications about online teaching. One offers success stories, bringing together teacher educators, researchers and practitioners to address online best...
17-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 Shutdown Effect on Air Quality Mixed

In April 2020, as remote work and social distancing policies were in place in Delaware and a number of other states, there was a sense the skies were clearer and less polluted with fewer people on the road. But new research from a team led by...
12-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study looks at impact of disasters on mental health

A new study found suicide rates increase during disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. A team of researchers examined the impact of 281 natural disasters on suicide rates during a 12-year span and found overall suicide rates increased by 23%...
11-Nov-2020 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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MacGyvering a low-cost way to decontaminate PPE equipment

University of Delaware researchers, led by biomedical engineer Jason Gleghorn, have devised a system for decontaminating N95 masks using off-the-shelf materials that can be purchased at a hardware store for about $50, combined with ultraviolet type...
10-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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COVID misinformation a roadblock to curbing pandemic

Two new studies suggest that the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 will make it harder for communities to bring the pandemic under control. The first found that stereotypes and fears of stigma may be barriers to COVID testing. The other found...
9-Nov-2020 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hormone Differences

During birth, hormones in the body surge in both mother and baby, sent along by the nervous system. These stress hormones are there to spur delivery and to help a baby adapt to living outside the womb. A new study finds how one is born can have an...
4-Nov-2020 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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COVID-19's effect on Halloween is more trick than treat

Let’s not sugarcoat it: the coronavirus (COVID-19) is hurting our holidays, even if it is, possibly, helping our teeth. A new University of Delaware study shows 42% of American households plan to consume less candy this year, and trick-or-treating...
26-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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