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liver disease

UMD Researchers Discover New Mechanism in Liver that Helps Prevent Infections

A UMD team of researchers has made a breakthrough in understanding how our immune system deals with invasive fungal infections that are...

4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for nearly 18 million deaths each year, according to the World Health...
Lazarus Superconductivity

Rare “Lazarus Superconductivity” Observed in Promising, Rediscovered Material

Researchers from the University of Maryland, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab)...
cancer

Enzyme Known for Promoting Cancer Also Protects Healthy Cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase’s...
cancer

Scientists Identify New Genetic Interactions that May Impact Cancer Outcomes

In a new study, scientists at the University of Maryland and the National Cancer Institute identified 12 distinct types of gene-pair interactions...
3D Nanoprinting

New Multi-Material 3D Nanoprinting Strategy Could Revolutionize Optics, Photonics and Biomedicine

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created a new multi-material 3D nanoprinting technique that was featured on the inside front cover of...
Biofilm treatment device

Biofilm Treatment Device Receives Tedco MII Funding

Development of the University of Maryland’s flexible urinary catheter insert for detection, monitoring and treatment of biofilm continues to make strong progress. Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR)...
semiconducting carbon nanotubes

Researchers to Develop New Methods to Generate Single Photons for Quantum...

A team from the University of Maryland has been awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF)to develop methods for generating single photons at room temperature...
pyroelectric system

New Pyroelectric System Transmits Power Wirelessly, Harvesting and Storing Energy from...

In our energy-hungry world, scientists have been working towards better ways to harvest power from renewable environmental resources and more easily supply electricity to...
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A New Dimension for Batteries

Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a thin battery, made of a few million carefully constructed “microbatteries” in a square inch.  Each...
Cholera

Responding to Cholera Before It Strikes

Research by University of Maryland microbiologist Rita Colwell is enabling a new British-led international aid effort to predict and stop potential epidemics of the...
Tiny Robots

Awesome Tiny Robots

No one said building tiny robots was easy. But the payoff? Huge. Inspired by the strength, speed, and agility of insects, Sarah Bergbreiter, a Clark...
batteries

Advance Could Yield Safer, Longer-Range Electric Car Batteries

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, the Army Research Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy) has published findings...
Electric car batteries

Electric Car Batteries Souped-Up with Fluorinated Electrolytes for Longer-Range Driving

The success of electric car batteries depends on the miles that can be driven on a single charge, but the current crop of lithium-ion...
Semiconductor Quantum Transistor

Semiconductor Quantum Transistor Opens the Door for Photon-Based Computing

Transistors are tiny switches that form the bedrock of modern computing; billions of them route electrical signals around inside a smartphone, for instance. Quantum computers...
gut microbiome

New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals...

For years, researchers have studied how the body’s microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of human health ranging from the immune system to mental wellness....
solar wind drops

How Solar Wind Drops from Gale to Gentle Breeze as It...

As Earth orbits the sun at supersonic speed, it cuts a path through the solar wind. This fast stream of charged particles, or plasma,...
hearing aid

Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function and Memory in Older Adults

One of the most prevalent health conditions among older adults, age-related hearing loss, can lead to cognitive decline, social isolation and depression. However, new...
Germ Cell

UMD Study Uncovers Germ Cell Findings with Implications for Disease Research

A UMD-led, multi-institution team of researchers has discovered new mechanisms that dictate the development of germline cells — precursor stem cells that become either...
Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation instrument

UMD, NASA to Launch GEDI to Study Forest Changes on Earth

A University of Maryland-led project, the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation instrument (GEDI), is undergoing final integration and testing this spring and summer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight...