• Two students work in a lab using advanced instrumentation.
    Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    National Institutes of Health Phase 2 award will accelerate innovative human health research at UNH
    The University of New Hampshire’s Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) has been granted a second $10 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), enabling the center to continue advancing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and foster innovation in the biomedical and bioengineering sciences to tackle complex challenges in human health and disease...
  • An illustration of toxoplasma gondii entering the blood stream.
    Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    New research investigates genetic “switches” of toxoplasmosis parasite
    Key Finding The protein bromodomain protein 1 (or BDP1) plays a key role gene regulation to allow the parasite Toxoplasma gondii to infect and cause disease in its host. Key Terms Bromodomain protein 1 (or BDP1): A protein in Toxoplasma and related parasites that contains a bromodomain which gives it the ability to "read" marks on the genome and control gene expression. Cryptosporidium...
  • Stylized photo of clear model of a human skull
    Thursday, May 11, 2023
    UNH biomedical and bioengineering researchers explore innovative solutions to complex health conditions
    Scientific discoveries made by biomedical and bioengineering researchers at UNH over the past five years are transforming how a range of complex health conditions — from cancer and chronic wounds to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s — are being diagnosed, treated and prevented. Find this story and more in the latest issue of Spark, UNH’s annual research review, now live...
  • An image showing the retinal photoreceptors (left) and an image of the retina (right)
    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    New National Eye Institute grant supports research into degenerative eye diseases
    A recently awarded $1.5 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute will support ongoing research into retinal degenerative diseases led by Rick Cote, a professor in the molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences department and the director of the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) at UNH. This latest grant extends...
  • Researcher in full PPE works beneath a hood
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    With NIH grant, UNH will help understand COVID-19 variants
    As COVID variants march steadily through the Greek alphabet, UNH has received new funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue its genomic surveillance of COVID-19 variants in New Hampshire. The work could lead to better understanding of how specific variants increase transmissibility of the virus, evade the immune systems of those previously infected or increase severity of...
  • A photo of Marie Carlota Dao (center) with research students Brandy Moser (left) and Jason Hansen.
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Nutrition researcher named a faculty fellow in a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded program
    Nutrition researcher Maria Carlota Dao, an assistant professor at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and a New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) researcher, was recently selected as a faculty fellow with the Obesity Health Disparities Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (OHD PRIDE) program at the University of Houston....
  • Researcher Harish Vashisth stands with arms crossed in darkened hallway
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Acts to inhibit “molecular scissors” that lets virus replicate
    Krisztina Varga, associate Professor of Molecular, cellular and Biomedical Sciences. Photo by Jeremy Gasowski. With the end of the pandemic seemingly nowhere in sight, scientists are still very focused on finding new or alternative drugs to treat and stop the spread of COVID-19. In a first-of-its-kind study, UNH researchers found that using an existing drug compound in a new way, known as drug...
  • Five people stand side by side, some are holding glass plaques.
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    COVID response, Nature Groupie honored as Innovators of the Year
    During the COVID pandemic, many of us embraced two new activities: Swabbing our noses to test for the virus and getting outdoors. UNHInnovation’s Innovator of the Year awards recently honored UNH faculty and staff who helped us do both. W. Kelley Thomas, professor and director of the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, and UNH Police Chief Paul Dean were honored for their contributions to UNH’s...
  • UNH professor Jeffrey Halpern stands outside Kingsbury Hall
    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    UNH will lead $6M project to develop quality control sensors
    Researchers in UNH’s Surface Enhanced Electrochemical Diagnostic Sensors (SEEDS) Lab have received an EPSCoR grant from the National Science Foundation for close to $6 million to lead a team in developing sensors to promote quality control in biomanufacturing — the production of important biomaterials used in medicine, food and even engineered human organs — a field that is becoming a significant...
  • Side by side headshots of two male professors
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    NIH funding supports innovative solution to chronic wounds
      The researchers will synthesize the hydrogel containing two materials, gelatin and melanin from cuttlefish ink. Once applied to the wounded area, this hydrogel can deactivate the enzyme (MMP-9) by absorbing zinc ion from MMP-9. Kyung Jae Jeong and Young Jo Kim, associate and assistant professors, respectively, of chemical engineering, received a National Institutes of Health “Trailblazer”...
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