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Hawaiʻi-built infrared instrument for world’s largest solar telescope catches first rays

Hawaiʻi-built infrared instrument for world’s largest solar telescope catches first rays

April 12, 2017  |  Comments
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When the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is completed it will rely on two complex infrared instruments being built by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy.

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Climate change research at UH Hilo: Monitoring the coasts for signs of erosion

Climate change research at UH Hilo: Monitoring the coasts for signs of erosion

April 11, 2017  |  Comments
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Researchers are using small unmanned aerial vehicles to make predictions on how the rise in sea level will affect the coast and what that entails for communities.

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Cancer treatment potential of ironweed plant

Cancer treatment potential of ironweed plant

April 11, 2017  |  1 Comment
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A UH Cancer Center researcher receives a $3 million NCI grant to study how natural compounds in ironweed plant extract can be used to treat breast and brain cancers.

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Who lives longer: Hawaiʻi life expectancies examined

Who lives longer: Hawaiʻi life expectancies examined

April 5, 2017  |  Comments
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Life expectancy at birth in Hawaiʻi has increased consistently over the years.

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Importance of coastal water quality to recreational beach users

Importance of coastal water quality to recreational beach users

March 29, 2017  |  2 Comments
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Survey participants are willing to pay to keep water clean and improve fish and coral abundance.

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Viruses in the oceanic basement

Viruses in the oceanic basement

March 29, 2017  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa researchers provide evidence that the viruses are actively infecting the many unusual microorganisms that live deep in the rocky crust of the seafloor.

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Promising anti-aging gene therapy developed through innovative partnership

Promising anti-aging gene therapy developed through innovative partnership

March 28, 2017  |  1 Comment
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Research by the UH medical school found a compound developed by Cardax Inc. can increase the expression of a gene that plays a role in longevity.

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As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation

As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation

March 26, 2017  |  1 Comment
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UH Mānoa researchers developed a computer model that simulates future flood scenarios in the urban core as sea level rises—as its projected for this century.

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UH researchers: Current jellyfish sting recommendations can worsen stings

UH researchers: Current jellyfish sting recommendations can worsen stings

March 20, 2017  |  7 Comments
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Rinsing, scraping and other common techniques can increase venom activity, which may be lethal with certain species of jellyfish.

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Climate change research at UH Hilo: Collecting data on forests and trees

Climate change research at UH Hilo: Collecting data on forests and trees

March 17, 2017  |  Comments
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Researchers believe the biggest challenge that Hawaiian tree species will face in the future is how quickly they will get water, especially in higher temperatures.

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