Imagine a world where doctors and scientists could understand the most fundamental causes of human blindness. For Rick Cote, professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, it is this ultimate goal — coupled with an innate curiosity about how vision works at the molecular level — that fuels his passion for research.
A spark ignites. It excites. And it marks the transfer of passion into something far more expansive and wide-reaching. It’s an ideal analogy for the research enterprise at UNH, the state’s flagship public university and one of the nation’s high-impact research universities. Read SPARK.
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 July’s stories below. Find the rest of the July Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.
Yes, You Can Grow...
UNH ecologist Rebecca Rowe and Rebecca Terry of Oregon State University probed the unique fossil record of Homestead Cave, in the Great Basin west of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, to see how small mammals like mice and voles responded to a period of natural rapid warming almost 13,000 years ago in comparison to contemporary climate warming.
Rowe and Terry pieced together fossil and contemporary data...
Iago Hale, a plant breeder and assistant professor of specialty crop improvement at UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, is working to develop the grape-like, sweet, and highly nutritious cold-hardy kiwifruit into a new high-value crop for New England farmers.
With the support of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hale is...