news releases

Feb 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures

Researchers aim to reduce “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures.

Jan 29, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bone Experts Offer How-To Video For Forensic Professionals

Researchers have created a how-to video to train forensic practitioners in using bone mineral density to extract more information from human remains.

Jan 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Researchers Find Femur Offers Insight Into Age of Deceased

Forensic researchers have found a more accurate way to assess an individual’s age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Placental Accumulation of Flame Retardant Chemical Alters Serotonin Production in Rat Offspring

New research shows flame retardants can have sex-specific effects on placental functions critical for brain development.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Persistent Photoconductivity Used to Stimulate Neurotypic Cells

Researchers have, for the first time, used a material’s persistent photoconductivity to stimulate neurotype cells.

Jan 17, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

Rodolphe Barrangou wins yet another prestigious award for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.

Jan 16, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail Weaponry is Rare

The evolution of tail weaponry in Ankylosaurus and Stegosaurus required a ‘perfect storm’ of traits that aren’t seen in living animals, which is why tail weaponry is rare even in the fossil record.

Jan 10, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Cardiac stem cells 'decorated' with nanovesicles find heart attack injury sites and stay there, enhancing treatment's effectiveness.

Jan 9, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Diversity Boosts Innovation in U.S. Companies

A recent study finds taking steps to foster diversity makes a company more innovative, in terms of product innovations, patents created and citations on patents.

Jan 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Radiation Therapy Algorithm Could Substantially Reduce Side Effects, Maintain Effect Against Tumors

New mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments could reduce patient side effects while delivering the same results as conventional radiation therapy.