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Biochemist at UH Hilo looks for clues to cure cancer

Biochemist at UH Hilo looks for clues to cure cancer

May 4, 2016  |  Comments
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Assistant Professor Li Tao is doing research into the mechanisms of cell division that will provide clues for cancer treatment.

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Video features ʻalalā, Hawaiian crow, research and conservation work

Video features ʻalalā, Hawaiian crow, research and conservation work

May 3, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo scientists and partners working on bringing the &#699alal&#257, or Hawaiian crow, back from near extinction are celebrating the first hatchlings of the 2016 breeding season.

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Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

April 29, 2016  |  Comments
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Astronomers found an object that appears to be made of inner Solar System material from the time of Earth’s formation, which has been preserved in the Oort Cloud for billions of years.

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Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers find that large areas of intact coral reef, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity

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Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers identified key and novel components of the molecular “toolkit” that allow corals to build their skeletons and described when these components are used.

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Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

April 25, 2016  |  Comments
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New study co-authored by UH Mānoa assistant professor Craig Nelson explores how microbialization destroys links in delicate marine food chain.

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Wastewater grease traps may damage sewer pipelines

Wastewater grease traps may damage sewer pipelines

April 18, 2016  |  1 Comment
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A Mānoa engineering team discovers that microorganisms in wastewater grease traps may actually aggravate fat, oil and grease deposits in sewers.

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Heat trumps cold in the treatment of jellyfish stings

Heat trumps cold in the treatment of jellyfish stings

April 14, 2016  |  2 Comments
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A recent study by researchers at UH Mānoa may finally put to rest the ongoing debate about whether to use cold or heat to treat jellyfish stings.

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New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Using µCT (micro-computed tomography) scans, UH Mānoa’s Nyssa Silbiger and colleagues were able to calculate detailed bioerosion rates on coral reefs.

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Piggybacking viruses

Piggybacking viruses

April 6, 2016  |  Comments
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In the microscopic life that thrives around coral reefs researchers have discovered an interplay between viruses and microbes that defies conventional wisdom.

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