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University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. We are a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus. 

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University of Maryland researchers conducted one of the first in-depth analyses of the educational use of virtual reality and found that people remember information better if it is presented to them in a virtual environment.
A new study led by a multi-institutional research team, including the University of Maryland and Purdue University, sheds new light on how the food we eat can affect the biochemical signaling processes in the gut microbiome.
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland has created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable, and intrinsically safe.
Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have for the first time demonstrated that wood can be directly converted into a carbon sponge capable of withstanding repeated compression and other extreme mechanical conditions.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified and isolated a gene that is directly involved in the way strawberry plants grow, spread and produce fruit. 
It is easier to spread the flu than previously thought, according to a new University of Maryland-led study.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a new technique involving specially designed nanoparticles and near-infrared laser treatment to combat drug-resistant cancer cells.
Engineers at the University of Maryland have found a way to make wood more than ten times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys.
New research uncovers an 87 percent increase in maternal deaths in Texas in recent years, but say some of the spike is attributable to overreporting and a flawed data collection system.
Researchers have made significant progress in detecting and treating bacterial biofilms by developing new chemical compounds, materials, and microsystems that can fight sources of postoperative infections.