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No small threat

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How’s this for an unnerving statistic? Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause – that’s according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A dengue outbreak in Hawai‘i in 2001 and a global resurgence … Continue reading

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Leading diverse cancer research

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Since cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, the research undertaken by the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center is even more critical and compelling.  One of the Center’s largest and most ethnically diverse … Continue reading

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Solving an image problem

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Anyone who’s ever had a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan knows the daunting procedure.  The patient must lie completely still in a tomb-like MRI chamber for up to 45 minutes while the head or body is scanned for medical diagnostic … Continue reading

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Joining doctors and nurses

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  The first-ever, joint training of UH Mānoa nursing and medical students was a distinct hit with students. Comments during a talk-story session included a nursing student saying she learned, “Doctors are people, too, not just super-human robots who know … Continue reading

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Seizing earthquake risk exploration

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The year was 1944.  The place: Tonankai, near the south coast of western Honshu.  The event: A historic 8.1 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 1,200 people and destroyed more than 73,000 homes.  This catastrophic event spurred scientists to research … Continue reading

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Mining the deep blue sea

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In today’s progressively developing world, consumption of energy and materials is at an all-time high, prompting an increase in demand for minerals, metals and fossil fuels. The high cost and infrastructure associated with mining these vast deposits often hamper efforts … Continue reading

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Testing tsunami loads

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Civil and environmental engineering doctoral student Yuriy Mikhaylov’s research on tsunami-resistant structures is now more important than ever given the destruction of this year’s devastating tsunami and earthquake in Japan.   Mikhaylov first became interested in design of structures during … Continue reading

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Trash talk, or charting marine debris

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When a huge tsunami triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake on March 11, 2001, destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan—washing houses and cars into the swirling sea—the amount of marine debris generated from the catastrophic event was comparable to … Continue reading

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Linking genomes to biomes

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It may be one of the “newer kids on the block,” but the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) in UH Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has already established itself as a leader in … Continue reading

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Jonas Umlauft: Soaring on Court and in the Classroom

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By: Eric R. Matsunaga,  Marketing and Public Affairs Director, College of Engineering On any given night at a UH Warrior men’s volleyball match, it quickly becomes evident that the player wearing the number 10 jersey possesses a special skill set and mastery … Continue reading

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