Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches, carpet padding, and electronics, have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major cause of obesity. The research, conducted by a team in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture led by Gale Carey, professor of nutrition, points to a...
NH EPSCoR, supported by the National Science Foundation, works with organizations and individuals across New Hampshire to advance competitiveness and build research capacity in science and engineering by strategically investing in research infrastructure; promote STEM education; and partner with businesses that enhance job creation and economic development.
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Jeffrey Foster, assistant professor of genetics in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, talked with New Hamphire Public Radio about signs of resilience among bats, which have been devastated by a fungal infection called white-nose syndrome, and new findings about their immune systems that could lead to treatments for some human diseases.
The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.
Preview a few of January’s stories below. Find the rest of the January Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.
In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests UNH historian Jason Sokol. But as he shows in his new book, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, the reality is more complicated.