Student uses genome annotation to help study crocodiles, alligators, gharials
For the last year and a half, University of Delaware doctoral student Colin Kern has been annotating the genome of the American alligator, the salt water crocodile and the Indian gharial to help researchers from multiple ...
Researchers report on new catalyst to convert greenhouse gases into chemicals
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide—a greenhouse gas—to carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. ...
Engineer explores use of Google Glass to enable better health care
Google Glass Explorers are using the novel wearable computers for applications ranging from wildlife preservation and museum tours to precision sports training and on-the-go language translation.
Researchers study Arctic nesting sites of Atlantic brant geese
Last summer, University of Delaware graduate student Clark Nissley and a team of three researchers studied the Atlantic brant goose in an area of the Arctic so remote that the only way to reach their camp was to fly in on ...
Research team invents new chemical detector
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware's Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) recently invented the Quantitative Carbon Detector (QCD), a new device that identifies and quantifies chemical compounds ...
Researchers use ancient gene to study virus biology
Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that an ancient gene—ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life—provides important biological insights into the characteristics of unknown ...
New method for observing chemical reactions in real and rapid time
(Phys.org) —A research team at the University of Delaware has developed a new method for observing chemical reactions in real and rapid time at the boundaries between soil mineral particles and water.
Students test sanitation system in India using breathable fabric technology
A group of University of Delaware students and researchers spent New Year's in an unconventional way—installing sanitation systems in India.
New technology to fabricate high-performance, flexible optical devices
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a way to fabricate high-performance flexible optical devices by combining chalcogenide glass and polymers.
Scientists sleuth out proteins involved in Crohn's disease
(Phys.org) —University of Delaware researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that acts like a bodyguard to help protect and stabilize another key protein, that when unstable, is involved in Crohn's disease. ...