Research Area: Agriculture & Biosciences

NE Sea Grant Consortium Seeks Preliminary Proposals for Research on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Key Coastal Marine Resources Species in the Northeast

UNH Research Digest ‒ February 2015

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:


Research Profiles

Personal glimpses of outstanding UNH researchers and scholars

Agriculture & Biosciences

Rick Cote                                A Look Inside the Eye

Soybeans and DNA: Two Important Supreme Court Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court recently delivered two unanimous decisions, Bowman v. Monsanto (Bowman) and Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (Myriad). One affirmed industry legal analysis, and the other upended it. In Bowman, the Court held that growing a patented plant and harvesting its seed is equivalent to making the patented seed.

COLSA Dean Jon Wraith Named as Fellow in Food Systems Leadership Institute

Jon M. Wraith, Dean, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and Director, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named as a 2012 Fellow in the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI).

Dedicated to developing individual and institutional leadership for a twenty-first century food system, FSLI is a program of the Association of Public Land-grant Universities with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

New Requirements for Applicants for Public Health Service (PHS) Research Funding

In 2011, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) revised its financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR) regulations regarding research funded by it or its component agencies (e.g., the National Institutes of Health; see list [here]).  These regulations are effective August 24, 2012.

COLSA Professor's Research Featured on Government's SEE Innovation website

A new article on the on the SEE Innovation website features the research of the team led by Stacia Sower, Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology and Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences. 

"Hagfish Hormone Discovered" describes the identification of the first reproductive hormone in the hagfish, a primitive jawless fish. The research, which sheds new light on evolutionary divergent processes involving reproduction and growth, was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation .

NH Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)

Focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region, conducintg research, technology transfer, and education of new professionals

NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES)

Seeks to solve problems affecting agriculture, forestry, and the social and economic well-being of NH's people, the region and the nation by providing unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest managemen,t and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics


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