Research That Improves Our Lives
America's leading research universities are constantly working on new treatments and cures for diseases like cancer and Alzheimers, as well as life-changing innovations that make us wealthier and more secure.
- A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new hydrogel-based delivery system that balances the acidic environment in a tumor and greatly enhances the cancer-fighting activity of the chemotherapeutic drug it encapsulates.
- A research team has developed molecules that could help unclog thick, sticky mucus from the lungs of people suffering from cystic fibrosis.
- A team of neuroscientists has now identified a class of neurons that are not responsive to sounds in general, but only respond when sounds violate expectations, thereby sending a message that a mistake has been made.
- A new study has found little improvement over time to the plans put in place to reduce damages from natural disasters by the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act.
- The world’s scientists rely on an elaborate network of technologies to help predict the weather and assess the global effects of climate change, But they are overlooking some of the most informative instruments of all: animals.
Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of America’s leading research universities. AAU’s 71 research universities transform lives through education, research, and innovation.
Senior at Stony Brook Recognized for Undergraduate ResearchNadine Areikat, an undergraduate at Stony Brook University, was awarded the URECA Researcher of the Month while currently double majoring in biology and psychology and conducting research for her honors thesis. She aspires to be a physician specializing in emergency medicine.
University of Missouri Launches Residential Program for Students With Developmental DisabilitiesThis fall, the University of Missouri College of Education and Human Development will launch PAWS — Preparing Adults for Work and Society — a residential program for post-secondary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.