Growing our economy through invention and innovation
- The high-dose influenza vaccine normally given to the elderly could help middle-aged people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine say.
- Research from Stanford economists finds that productivity has not matched the exponential increases in research development, suggesting the next big idea may be harder to formulate.
You can add chronic kidney disease to the list of health conditions linked to outdoor air pollution.
- Engineers at Caltech have developed a smartphone app that can measure a key indicator of your heart's health, simply by placing the phone's camera against your neck.
- Engineers at the University of California, Davis have developed a high-frequency electronic chip potentially capable of transmitting tens of gigabits of data per second — a rate that is orders of magnitude above the fastest internet speeds available today.
How AAU Makes a Difference
Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities comprises 62 distinguished research universities across the United States that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery. Our universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.
Viewing Horror Movies Through a Feminist LensAshley Barry, a double major in English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University, spent the summer watching scary movies for her senior thesis project on “Feminine Fear: Affect Theory and Horror Films in the Twenty-first Century.”