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Taller ships skew Atlantic tradewind findings

March 31st, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Revised analysis of historical data indicates Atlantic trade winds have weakened.

Gene shown to affect bone growth in mice

March 23rd, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Growth differentiation factor gene shown to affect skeletal development in mice.

News reports from the coral front

January 4th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Scientists find algae in deep water corals and rethink coral taxonomy while colleagues work to preserve coral species.

Models predict more hurricanes, thinner clouds

January 4th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Climate change could bring more hurricanes to Hawaiʻi .

Grant creates matrix for meaningful health research

January 3rd, 2011 | by Helen Altonn | 2 Comments

UH partners with community to research health issues disproportionately affecting Hawaiʻi populations.

Hawaiʻi imager could boost national security

December 27th, 2010 | by Alex Salkever | Comments Off

Hyperspectral imaging sensor can remotely detect substances of interest in industry, research and security.

C-MORE Hale supports microbe research

October 27th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | 2 Comments

New facility will support microbial oceanography research on essential marine bacteria and viruses.

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Leeward waters best for OTEC energy production

October 19th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Ocean thermal energy conversion technology is most efficient in cooler leeward waters.

National Children’s Study enrolling Hawaiʻi families

October 18th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

The National Children’s Study is seeking pregnant women and families planning to have children in Hawaiʻi to participate in a long-term study to look at how children’s health is affected by a number of factors.

Study provides data on feral cats on Mauna Kea

October 15th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | 4 Comments

Feral cats have inhabited Hawaiian forests since soon after their introduction in the late 1700s, contributing to the decline and extinction of native birds. Effective control strategies require data on population dynamics, but little is known about the cats’ annual or lifetime survival rates.