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 February’s stories below. Find the rest of the February Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.
What happens to spilled oil on the bottom of a body of water? This video shows how students working with Nancy Kinner, professor of civil and environmental engineering and UNH Director of the Coastal Response Research Center, are using a unique oil flume to find out. Their findings could improve responses to oil spills.
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.
Read about its 2014 activities in NH...
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.