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Precursor volcano to the island of O‘ahu discovered

Map showing volcanoes thought to have made up the region of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i

  Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L’Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently discovered that O‘ahu actually consists of three major Hawaiian shield volcanoes, not two, as previously thought.  The island of O‘ahu, as we know it today, is the remnants of two volcanoes, Wai‘anae and Ko‘olau.  But ... Read More »

Fired up about data mapping

Fire in Hawaii

Listen to Clay Trauernicht discuss his passion, and you’ll realize you haven’t been paying enough attention to wildfires in Hawai‘i. Fortunately, with the help of Tomoaki Miura’s GIS data-mapping project, he’s created a website and interactive map to help address this issue. Many may not realize wildland fires are a serious and growing problem in the Islands. But data compiled ... Read More »

Startup company developing novel therapies for treating heart failure based on UH research

Makai Biotechnology LLC

Biotech startup Makai Biotechnology LLC is licensing technology from the University of Hawai‘i to develop new cardiovascular drugs aimed at treating and preventing heart failure. Alexander Stokes, an assistant professor of cell and molecular biology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), developed the science for the drugs. At JABSOM, Stokes worked on identifying a new target and ... Read More »

Shorter men may live longer

Dr. Bradley Willcox

Short height and long life have a direct connection in Japanese men, according to new research based on the Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program (HHP) and the Kuakini Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HAAS). “We split people into two groups – those that were 5-foot-2 and shorter, and 5-4 and taller,” said Dr. Bradley Willcox, one of the investigators for the study and ... Read More »

UH Cancer Center researcher wins Weinman Innovator Award

Cancer Center

New test could mean earlier detection of one of the most prevalent cancers in U.S. A researcher at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center developing a new test for bladder cancer has won the fifth annual Weinman Innovator Award for Translational Research, an honor that carries a $50,000 prize and recognizes leading edge cancer research with the potential to move ... Read More »

Partnership demonstrates fuel cells for helium recovery at NASA

Rocket engine testing

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), together with Sierra Lobo Inc., has demonstrated the recovery of high-purity helium from hydrogen/helium mixtures produced at rocket engine testing sites using proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) uses a large amount of helium gas — about a million cubic feet per launch to purge ... Read More »

Researchers find corn yields more sensitive to drought, climate change

Corn in Hawaii

A new analysis of corn production in the American Midwest has determined that today’s crop yields are more sensitive than ever to bad weather, and especially to drought conditions anticipated under likely climate change scenarios. The study published in May in the journal Science was led by a Stanford University earth scientist and co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Michael J. Roberts in the ... Read More »

Researcher working to end keiki kidney disease wins March of Dimes award

Dr. Benjamin Fogelgren

Medical research at UH Mānoa aimed at preventing kidney disease in children is being recognized with a prestigious grant by the March of Dimes. The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholarship Research Award, presented to John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) researcher Ben Fogelgren, is worth $150,000 over the next two years. This is the first time a Hawai`i investigator has ... Read More »

UH partners on R&D project to improve nuclear arms control technology

infrasound listening station

The University of Hawai‘i is a key team member in a new five-year, $25 million research and development program focused on improving the nation’s nuclear arms control technology. Milton Garces, associate researcher in the Hawai‘i Institute for Geophysics and Planetology, will lead the infrasound portion of the new program funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The consortium effort ... Read More »

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