Research

Led by senior Laura Stieghorst, a team of University of Miami students will use the award to advance their idea for reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

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Researchers develop a ‘net’ to prevent the coronavirus from entering cells

An obstetrician gynecologist and a biochemist at the Miller School of Medicine have devised a new therapeutic to stop COVID-19 from overpowering patients who are struggling to survive.

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Researchers develop a ‘net’ to prevent the coronavirus from entering cells

An obstetrician gynecologist and a biochemist at the Miller School of Medicine have devised a new therapeutic to stop COVID-19 from overpowering patients who are struggling to survive.

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Researchers develop a ‘net’ to prevent the coronavirus from entering cells

An obstetrician gynecologist and a biochemist at the Miller School of Medicine have devised a new therapeutic to stop COVID-19 from overpowering patients who are struggling to survive.

../stories/2021/11/researchers-develop-a-net-to-prevent-the-coronavirus-from-entering-cells.html

Researchers develop a ‘net’ to prevent the coronavirus from entering cells

An obstetrician gynecologist and a biochemist at the Miller School of Medicine have devised a new therapeutic to stop COVID-19 from overpowering patients who are struggling to survive.

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New alloys could reduce air travel’s carbon footprint

College of Engineering researchers James Coakley and Giacomo Po are helping to develop a new class of refractory alloys that would increase aircraft engine efficiency and lower CO₂ emissions.

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New alloys could reduce air travel’s carbon footprint

College of Engineering researchers James Coakley and Giacomo Po are helping to develop a new class of refractory alloys that would increase aircraft engine efficiency and lower CO₂ emissions.

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New alloys could reduce air travel’s carbon footprint

College of Engineering researchers James Coakley and Giacomo Po are helping to develop a new class of refractory alloys that would increase aircraft engine efficiency and lower CO₂ emissions.

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Research explores how to measure COVID-19’s impact on children

Rebecca Shearer, an associate professor of psychology at the University, is one of 12 writers who contributed to an academic paper that offers a method by which researchers, government entities, academics, and others can study the effect of the pandemic on children by using existing data.

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Research explores how to measure COVID-19’s impact on children

Rebecca Shearer, an associate professor of psychology at the University, is one of 12 writers who contributed to an academic paper that offers a method by which researchers, government entities, academics, and others can study the effect of the pandemic on children by using existing data.

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Leaders discuss how to stay on track amid a crisis

Some of South Florida’s top leaders—including University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava—joined a panel discussion and shared their own methods for staying focused with the University’s mindfulness experts, psychology professor Amishi Jha and law professor Scott Rogers.

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Leaders discuss how to stay on track amid a crisis

Some of South Florida’s top leaders—including University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava—joined a panel discussion and shared their own methods for staying focused with the University’s mindfulness experts, psychology professor Amishi Jha and law professor Scott Rogers.

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Contaminated site in Puerto Rico could get special status

Naresh Kumar, a professor of environmental health at the University of Miami, has documented dangerous levels of poisonous chemicals in Guánica Bay for the past seven years and has spearheaded outreach efforts to raise awareness about the problem and to have the EPA designate the area for management and cleanup.

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Contaminated site in Puerto Rico could get special status

Naresh Kumar, a professor of environmental health at the University of Miami, has documented dangerous levels of poisonous chemicals in Guánica Bay for the past seven years and has spearheaded outreach efforts to raise awareness about the problem and to have the EPA designate the area for management and cleanup.

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On-the-ground experience teaches students about geology

University of Miami undergraduates spent a month last summer in Utah and Wyoming tracing the origins of North America through some of its most beautiful topography.

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McKnight fellowships awarded to doctoral students

Thirteen doctoral candidates in programs historically underrepresented by Black and Hispanic students received McKnight Doctoral or Dissertation Fellowships that offer financial, counseling, and professional development support. When these students complete their degrees, they become eligible to teach at the collegiate level.

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Online talk tracks triumphs, tragedies of polar exploration

Kislak Collections curator Arthur Dunkelman highlighted some of the more than 1,000 artifacts relating to polar exploration held in the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections in a virtual presentation that tracked the fateful adventures of polar explorers.

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‘Coral Mama’ works to save coral reefs from extinction

Liv Williamson, a Ph.D. student in marine biology and ecology, is raising coral juveniles in the lab, exposing them to heat-tolerant algae that could make them more tolerant to marine heat waves.

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‘Coral Mama’ works to save coral reefs from extinction

Liv Williamson, a Ph.D. student in marine biology and ecology, is raising coral juveniles in the lab, exposing them to heat-tolerant algae that could make them more tolerant to marine heat waves.

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Dynamic duo forms a research connection

Maria Jose Baeza Robba, second-year Ph.D. student, and Nicholas Metheny, assistant professor, joined forces to tackle grad school, research firsts, and COVID-19 concerns in the sexual and gender minority community.

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Dynamic duo forms a research connection

Maria Jose Baeza Robba, second-year Ph.D. student, and Nicholas Metheny, assistant professor, joined forces to tackle grad school, research firsts, and COVID-19 concerns in the sexual and gender minority community.

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Marine biologists, local officials seek answers to recent fish kill

Faculty members at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are partnering with local and state government leaders to determine what factors led to fish kill events in Biscayne Bay during the past two summers.

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Marine biologists, local officials seek answers to recent fish kill

Faculty members at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are partnering with local and state government leaders to determine what factors led to fish kill events in Biscayne Bay during the past two summers.

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Researcher examines how circular currents of water impact storms

Warm water eddies that break off from the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico can supercharge hurricanes in only a few hours, Rosenstiel School oceanographer Lynn “Nick” Shay’s research reveals.

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Researcher examines how circular currents of water impact storms

Warm water eddies that break off from the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico can supercharge hurricanes in only a few hours, Rosenstiel School oceanographer Lynn “Nick” Shay’s research reveals.

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Student learns from NOAA scientists during summer program

Ava De Leon was one of only 15 students accepted into an inclusive fisheries 10-week internship offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aimed at giving diverse talent hands-on experience in marine science.

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Student learns from NOAA scientists during summer program

Ava De Leon was one of only 15 students accepted into an inclusive fisheries 10-week internship offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aimed at giving diverse talent hands-on experience in marine science.

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Psychologists: Masks do not impede preschoolers’ language development

A team of psychology researchers observed that young children produce the same amount of language whether or not they are wearing masks. Another finding showed that kids produce more complex speech sounds while wearing masks than without them.

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Psychologists: Masks do not impede preschoolers’ language development

A team of psychology researchers observed that young children produce the same amount of language whether or not they are wearing masks. Another finding showed that kids produce more complex speech sounds while wearing masks than without them.

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Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood

The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.

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Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood

The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.

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