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Pacific Disaster Center strengthens potential life saving partnership in Southeast Asia

Pacific Disaster Center strengthens potential life saving partnership in Southeast Asia

June 22, 2017  |  Comments
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The PDC and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations signed an official memorandum of intent to advance disaster risk reduction and strengthen regional cooperation.

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UH Hilo researchers part of rapid ʻōhiʻa death combat team

UH Hilo researchers part of rapid ʻōhiʻa death combat team

June 20, 2017  |  Comments
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Researchers are using an unmanned aerial vehicle at one of the epicenters of the rapid ʻōhiʻa death infection to monitor the damage.

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Exoplanet family tree gains a new branch

Exoplanet family tree gains a new branch

June 19, 2017  |  1 Comment
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Researchers discovered that the majority of exoplanets found to date fall into two distinct size groups: rocky Earth-like planets and larger mini-Neptunes.

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Potential anti-aging Cardax Astaxanthin compound selected for NIH research

Potential anti-aging Cardax Astaxanthin compound selected for NIH research

June 19, 2017  |  Comments
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The compound developed by JABSOM and Cardax Inc. showed the ability to significantly activate a gene in mice that plays a proven role in longevity.

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Deadly heatwaves could affect 74 percent of the world’s population

Deadly heatwaves could affect 74 percent of the world’s population

June 19, 2017  |  Comments
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A UH Mānoa study projects a continued rise of lethal heat episodes if carbon gas emissions continue to rise.

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Why some are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens

Why some are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens

June 14, 2017  |  Comments
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UH Cancer Center researchers found that people carrying BAP1 gene mutations are more susceptible to asbestos, sunlight and other environmental carcinogens.

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New genome sequence highlights corn’s adaptability

New genome sequence highlights corn’s adaptability

June 14, 2017  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa researchers contributed to the “flexible” corn genome study that led to a fuller understanding of the culturally and economically important crop.

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Older women in Hawaiʻi are 57 percent more likely to live in poverty than older men

Older women in Hawaiʻi are 57 percent more likely to live in poverty than older men

June 14, 2017  |  3 Comments
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A new analysis finds that Social Security benefits are especially crucial for older women in Hawaiʻi, who are more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to assets or savings in retirement.

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Hawai‘iʻs child well-being 17th in latest national rankings

Hawai‘iʻs child well-being 17th in latest national rankings

June 13, 2017  |  Comments
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Economic conditions may finally be improving, and families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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Forecasting coral disease outbreaks across Pacific Ocean

Forecasting coral disease outbreaks across Pacific Ocean

June 9, 2017  |  1 Comment
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The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology was awarded a $1.026 million NASA grant to develop coral disease forecasting models for Hawaiʻi, U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

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