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AAU universities conduct a majority of the federally funded university research that contributes to our economic competitiveness, health and well-being, and national security. They are working to address our nation's biggest challenges and our communities' most pressing needs.

Scientists at UC Boulder Sleep and Development Laboratory recently found that 4- 5-year-olds who go to bed later and are exposed to brighter nighttime light experience delays in the timing of their biological clock. That, in turn, could lead to night-owl schedules that are associated with a host of health problems.
Researchers suggest reforming U.S. solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy.
Grasses are better able to withstand drought or high temperatures than many other plants in large part due to changes in their pores, called stomata. Stanford scientists have discovered how grasses produce these altered pores, which could someday lead to crops that can better survive climate change.
Advanced computer imaging technology has created a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.
Adolescents who lack self-control, have attention deficits, or demonstrate poor “executive function” are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol. However, they are not more likely to become dependent as young adults.
A portrait attributed to Rembrandt sparked a yearlong research quest at The Fralin Museum of Art.
Neuromorphic computers are vastly more efficient than conventional digital computers.
Monitoring a newly discovered group of genes in coral could predict when they are under stress and might bleach. The approach could improve conservation strategies for at-risk coral reefs.
Klipfel turned a pair of gloves into a device that allows users to compose, produce and record music.
A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies.