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Semiconductor Quantum Transistor

Semiconductor Quantum Transistor Opens the Door for Photon-Based Computing

Transistors are tiny switches that form the bedrock of modern computing; billions of them route electrical signals around inside a smartphone, for instance. Quantum computers...
gut microbiome

New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals...

For years, researchers have studied how the body’s microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of human health ranging from the immune system to mental wellness....
solar wind drops

How Solar Wind Drops from Gale to Gentle Breeze as It...

As Earth orbits the sun at supersonic speed, it cuts a path through the solar wind. This fast stream of charged particles, or plasma,...
hearing aid

Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function and Memory in Older Adults

One of the most prevalent health conditions among older adults, age-related hearing loss, can lead to cognitive decline, social isolation and depression. However, new...
Germ Cell

UMD Study Uncovers Germ Cell Findings with Implications for Disease Research

A UMD-led, multi-institution team of researchers has discovered new mechanisms that dictate the development of germline cells — precursor stem cells that become either...
Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation instrument

UMD, NASA to Launch GEDI to Study Forest Changes on Earth

A University of Maryland-led project, the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation instrument (GEDI), is undergoing final integration and testing this spring and summer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight...
Zinc Battery

UMD Researchers Revive Old Chemistry to Create Safer Zinc Battery

A team of researchers from the  University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously...
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UMD Researcher Uncovers Lyme Disease Protein Used to Outsmart the Human...

A University of Maryland (UMD) researcher has uncovered information on how the bacteria that causes Lyme disease persists in the body and fights early,...
Facial Verification

UMD Researchers Tackle Facial Verification Software Head On

In the past decade, it seems that facial recognition software has begun to show up everywhere that there is technology. Crime dramas laud face...
Multi-Compartment Capsule

Biomimetic Multi-Compartment Capsule Invention May Help Scientists Understand the Origins of...

For centuries the origin of life has fascinated great minds in art, literature, and science who have brought us masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "The...
Nanoparticles

Multi-Institutional Team of Scientists Mix the Unmixable to Create ‘Shocking’ Nanoparticles

Making a giant leap in the ‘tiny’ field of nanoscience, a multi-institutional team of researchers is the first to create nanoscale particles composed of...
Catheters

UMD Researchers Addressing Urinary Tract Infections by Developing Device for Detection...

According to a 2015 report(link is external) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most commonly reported healthcare-associated...
Charging Interface

UMD Researchers Reinvent Charging Interface for Electric Cars

Electric vehicles have steadily gained popularity over the past few years, with a record-breaking 200,000 sold in the United States and over 1.2 million...
Mechanical Properties of Cells

UMD Researchers Shed Light on Mechanical Properties of Cells

We know that cells are the building blocks of life, and we know about the parts of a cell that make it work, but...
oxidative stress

UMD Researchers Revolutionize Oxidative Stress Diagnostics

A phenomenon called oxidative stress is thought to be linked to a number of diseases including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia, among others, but...
wetlands

UMD Researcher Invents New Tool for Identifying and Assessing Wetlands

Wetlands are among the most diverse ecosystems in the world, providing homes for a vast variety of plants and animals and playing other important...
Wearable Sensors

Durable Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be the Future of Wearable Sensors,...

The UMD engineers’ wood carbon sponge overcomes several limiting factors of other lightweight, compressible carbon sponges because it is simpler, less expensive, and more...
batteries

Sandwich Battery with ?Melty? Layer is Safe, Robust

Engineers at the University of Maryland have found a new path in the quest to make safer batteries: they took advantage of a chemical...
Strawberry Production

UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production

Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified and isolated a gene that is directly involved in the way strawberry plants grow, spread and...
cancer

UMD Researchers Develop Breakthrough Technique to Combat Cancer Drug Resistance

The ability for cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs – known as multidrug resistance – remains a leading cause for tumor recurrence...