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Misreporting diet information could impact nutrition recommendations for Hispanic community

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You are what you eat, unless you’re not quite sure what you ate. A new paper by Jinan Banna and Marie Kainoa Fialkowski of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and Marilyn Townsend of the University of California, Davis’ College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences takes a critical look at how faulty self-reporting ... Read More »

Hunting monsters…with sound

Infrasound data

UH Mānoa’s Milton Garces has contributed a new essay to the Sounding Out blog’s “Hearing the Unheard” series.  The story highlights Garces’ research work in infrasound, low-frequency sounds in the atmosphere that are inaudible to the human ear, but can carry for thousands of kilometers.  Infrasound has a variety of important and practical applications including its use in detecting secret missile ... Read More »

New study shows the importance of jellyfish to deep-sea ecosystem

Jellyfish baits in the deep sea

This week, researchers from University of Hawai‘i, Norway, and the UK have shown with innovative experiments that a rise in jellyfish blooms near the ocean’s surface may lead to jellyfish falls that are rapidly consumed by voracious deep-sea scavengers.Previous anecdotal studies suggested that deep-sea animals might avoid dead jellyfish, causing dead jellyfish from blooms to accumulate and undergo slow degradation ... Read More »

UH to develop new wireless communications systems to serve remote areas

HCAC testing communications technologies

Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation. The Hawai‘i Center for Advanced Communications at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Engineering received $500,000 to pursue an innovative solution based on improving the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization. And ... Read More »

UH ranked among top universities for excellence in scientific publications

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The University of Hawai‘i has just been ranked among the top world universities for its scientific publications. On October 10, the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking) team released the results of its 2014 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The ranking lists the University of Hawai‘i as 203rd Overall, and 80th in the United States, out of the top 500 ... Read More »

*Deadline is Nov 3 – Apply today!* UH Sea Grant seeks proposals

He'eia Fishpond

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program is requesting preliminary proposals for funding available beginning February 1, 2016 and ending January 31, 2018. The application deadline is Friday, November 3, 2014. Proposals that integrate the physical, biological, and social sciences toward addressing issues that are relevant to living sustainably along coasts and that engage in graduate student training are ... Read More »

Long lives, short lives: Why are there stark differences among Hawai`i’s people?

JABSOM geriatric medicine

The University of Hawai`i’s multidisciplinary research into why some of Hawai`i’s residents live the longest while others struggle to get beyond their 50’s will continue under the leadership of John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD and Dr. Noreen Mokuau. The $15.4 million, five-year renewal comes on the heels of a successful foundation laid in the first ... Read More »

Turtle tumors linked to excessive nitrogen from land-based pollution

Green turtle with tumors

Some of Hawai‘i’s sea turtles are afflicted with chronic and often lethal tumors caused by consuming non-native algae superweeds along coastlines where nutrient pollution is unchecked. The disease responsible for these tumors is considered one of the leading causes of death in endangered green sea turtles. The new research was just published in the scientific journal PeerJ. Turtles that graze on ... Read More »

Partnership will tackle innovative methods of converting food wastes

Black Soldier Fly

The non-profit group Energy Excelerator has announced its selection of 17 grantee companies for 2015, its largest cohort to date. Among its grantees is the partnership between the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)’s Bioenergy and Environment Research Group and the bioconversion company, ProtaCulture LLC, which was selected from a pool of over 250 applicants. CTAHR ... Read More »

[VIDEO] World’s largest marine reserve created in Pacific

Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology

On Thursday, September 25, President Obama used his legal authority to create the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve in the central Pacific Ocean, by expanding the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument. The Pew Charitable Trusts has shared this video, “Protecting a Legacy for the Future,” about this landmark expansion.  It features Robert Richmond, a research professor and director ... Read More »

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