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Dengue detection kit can diagnose virus in under five hours

Mosquito

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa scientists have found that a commercially available, FDA-approved dengue detection kit bests the former “gold standard” test by producing results in under five hours. A study conducted at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) sought to evaluate the use of the commercially available, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved InBios Dengue virus IgM ... Read More »

New television show: Voice of the Sea on KFVE

Voice of the Sea host and guest

A new television show highlighting ocean and coastal scientists and cultural experts from Hawai‘i and the Pacific is airing on KFVE, The Home Team (Channel 5 and 1005) on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. The show, titled Voice of the Sea, is hosted by Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, world paddleboard champion, shark researcher, and science education expert. Seraphin, director of the University of Hawai‘i ... Read More »

The weak solar maximum of 2013

Sun storm

Like every human inquisitive endeavor into the whims of Nature, one looks for patterns in the hope of achieving some predictability. One such pattern is the appearance and disappearance of sunspots on the surface of the Sun. This pattern was first discovered in the mid-nineteenth century by Samuel Heinrich Schwab, who established that an almost eleven-year cycle existed between two ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Modern science, traditional platform

Hokulea at dawn

Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi are partnering with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to conduct five research projects as part of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage. The crew will study hydroponics, fish population, marine acoustics and the importance of plankton as a part of the marine food chain. They also seek to identify a network of indigenous scientists as they travel ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Michael Bell and Owen Shieh on ThinkTech Hawaii

Michael Bell and Owen Shieh

Two UH Manoa researchers set on building a better understanding of extreme weather and its impact on people were interviewed on Jay Fidell’s ThinkTech Hawaii show on December 23, 2013. Michael Bell, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, brought the Doppler on Wheels research vehicle to Hawaii for its first ever tour of the state in October 2013. His research is focused ... Read More »

Piglets glow green, thanks to UHM scientists’ reproductive technique

Piglets glow green, thanks to UHM scientists’ reproductive technique

Along with red, green is the color of this holiday season. And bright green is showing up in more than just decorations.  In Guangdong Province in Southern China, ten transgenic piglets have been born this year, six of them since August, and under a black light, they glow a greenish tint. A technique developed by reproductive scientists from the University ... Read More »

[VIDEO] The untold story of a Nisei spy

Arthur Komori is sworn in as a member of the Corps of Intelligence Police of the U.S. Army on March 13, 1941 at Fort Shafter in Honolulu.

Nine months before the start of World War Two, a second generation Japanese American, or Nisei, from Hawaiʻi was recruited by the United States military to go undercover and gather information on Imperial Japan. Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy is about that man, Maui born Arthur Satoshi Komori, a McKinley High School and University of ... Read More »

It takes a village: Rosie Alegado and coastal microbial communities

Rosie Alegado

Editor’s Note:  Rosie Alegado represents one of a cluster of seven faculty hired as a result of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s former Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw’s initiative to promote multidisciplinary sustainability. This ambitious initiative is aimed at integrating science, engineering, and design into decisions on sustainable development and public policy in coastal communities, with particular focus on developing, engaging, and implementing ... Read More »

Fall Forum highlights undergraduate research, Honors program

Students at Fall Forum

The Fall Forum event is sponsored by the Honors Program and UROP to showcase undergraduate research and creative work at UH Mānoa that is beyond the proposal stage. This event is held at the end of each semester in the form and style of a professional conference, with oral and poster presentations. The event is open to all undergraduates conducting ... Read More »

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