Research News

Open ocean plants get food from the depths

October 14th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | 1 Comment

Oceanographer David Karl and colleagues publish research about how microalgae flourish in open ocean areas where the nitrate they feed on is scarce.

Early magazine sends mixed diet messages

October 13th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Tension between a call for healthy farm produce and advertisement of convenience foods isn’t new.

Children use conversation strategies to learn

October 12th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

By age 2, children contribute actively to the process of learning about the world around them, seeking causal information and using specific conversational strategies to obtain it.

Oil spill tests decision management tool

October 8th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Mānoa professor Chennat Gopalakrishnan used an analytic network process to assist decision-making after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Rare observation of shark mating behavior

October 7th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

There’s not much romance when it comes to sex among blacktip reef sharks, judging from an encounter observed by Yannis Papastamatiou, of Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and two colleagues from Stanford University. While scuba diving at Palmyra Atoll, they watched as the first shark in a line of males pursuing a female bit […]

Scientists identify gene that keeps stem cells young

October 6th, 2010 | by Tina Shelton | Comments Off

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine and Sierra Sciences have discovered a gene essential to keeping stem cells healthy.

Research describes how asbestos causes cancer

October 5th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

How can asbestos fibers, a substance that kills cells, cause tumor cells to grow?

Astronomers find planet that might host life

September 29th, 2010 | by Malamalama Contributor | 1 Comment

Scientists including University of Hawaiʻi Astronomer Nader Haghighipour discover another planet that may have liquid water, an important step in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Recent awards add to UH’s Humboldt tally

July 19th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | 2 Comments

Jeffrey Kuhn, associate director of the Institute for Astronomy, and IfA Director Rolf-Peter Kudritzki are among at least 11 UH faculty members who have been recognized by the Humboldt Foundation.

Resistant Staphylococcus tracked in nursing homes

July 16th, 2010 | by Malamalama Contributor | Comments Off

A six-year study by three University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers indicates that the proportion of antibiotic-resistant staph increased significantly throughout the state.