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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...
super wood

UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals

Engineers at the University of Maryland have found a way to make wood more than ten times times stronger and tougher than before, creating...
water treatment

UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain...

The University of Maryland, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) of the U.S....
spinning comet

Spinning Comet Slows Down During Close Approach to Earth

University of Maryland astronomers have captured an unprecedented slowdown in the rotation of a comet. Observations made in May 2017 by NASA's Swift spacecraft,...
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Flu May Be Spread Just by Breathing, New UMD-Led Study Shows

It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new University of Maryland-led study. People commonly believe that...
Maternal Deaths

As U.S. Maternal Deaths Rise, UMD Research Underscores Impact of Flawed...

New research from the University of Maryland Population Research Center(MPRC), published in Birth, investigates the rapidly increasing rate of maternal mortality—the death of a...
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Curbing Climate Change

Scientists widely agree that humans are the dominant cause of rising global temperatures. Now, a new study shows that people’s perceived risk from extreme...
Microsystems

UMD-Developed Microsystems Detect, Treat Bacterial Biofilms that Cause Postoperative Infections

A long-term, interdisciplinary research collaboration at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has made significant progress in detecting and treating...
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University of Maryland Spinout Developing Pediatric Cancer Drug Delivery System to...

University of Maryland (UMD) spinout Otomagnetics announced the development of a magnetic drug delivery system to enable prevention of a major side effect of...
HIV vaccine

UMD & Duke Scientists Create Molecule with Promise for HIV Vaccine...

Scientists at the University of Maryland and Duke University have created a novel protein-sugar designed to break down HIV’s sugar shield defense. In animal...
Miniature Laser

Plasmons in an Open Box Create Miniature Laser

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first miniature laser in which the light is guided along the...
Human Brains Synchronize

UMD Research Finds Human Brains Synchronize, Coordinate Under Collective Threat

When humans encounter threatening scenarios such as natural disasters, pandemics or terrorism, their survival often depends on the ability to cooperate and coordinate with...
Cell Behavior

UMD Researchers Develop New Method for Electrogenic Devices to Control Cell...

Imagine a person with diabetes could check their blood sugar and, upon seeing that it is too high, could press a button on their...