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As Oceans Warm, Fish Flee

New research shows that nations in the tropics are especially vulnerable to the loss of fish species due to climate change. But none of the 127 international fisheries agreements have language that prepares countries for the exits of stock, climate...
24-Feb-2020 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A genetic map for maize

Researchers have decoded the genetic map for how maize from tropical environments can be adapted to the temperate U.S. summer growing season. They’re attempting to expand the genetic base by using exotic varieties, which could help counter...
21-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Breaking the Communication Code

Ever wonder how mice talk to each other? We don’t have a dictionary quite yet, but UD neuroscientist Josh Neunuebel and his lab have linked the ultrasonic vocalizations made by mice with specific behaviors. It’s a significant advance of our...
17-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Artificial evolution of an industry

A research team has taken a deep dive into the newly emerging domain of "forward-looking" business strategies that show firms have far more ability to actively influence the future of their markets than once thought. One company engineered the...
6-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Microplastic Hotspots

A new study from the University of Delaware found high concentrations of microplastics in so-called convergence zones, the areas where the fresher water from the Delaware River meets the saltier water of the Atlantic Ocean and the surface currents...
3-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Getting to the root of plant survival

Researchers have new insight into plant survival after identifying hormones and proteins that interact to regulate root emergence. The findings may lead to the ability to control when and how many additional roots a plant can form – a key weapon...
27-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New IEEE Fellows

Two University of Delaware faculty, professor Rudolf (Rudi) Eigenmann and Engineering Alumni Professor Dennis Prather, have been named Fellows of IEEE (formerly known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
24-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Blood Stem Cell Research

A nanoparticle carrier system that could eliminate the need for bone marrow transplants, which are both expensive and difficult for patients to undergo. The University of Delaware's Emily Day, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is...
15-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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