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UND aims to turn corn stalks, stems and leaves into jet fuel

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One of the significant challenges for renewable alternative fuels could be solved if a consortium of research laboratories led by the University of North Dakota can turn corn waste into jet fuel. Wayne Seames, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering & Mines, will head the four-year, $3.75 million project […]

Colin Combs awarded $1.4 million from NIH to study inflammation in Alzhemer’s Disease

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Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been awarded a 4-year, $1,420,768 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, “Communicating Intestinal Inflammation to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease,” focuses on improving researchers’ understanding of how the brain communicates […]

New detect-and-disinfect technology to be developed, tested at UND

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`What if, when confronted with a COVID-contaminated countertop, cockpit or control panel, a person could decontaminate the entire surface by zapping it with a handheld ultraviolet light? Technology that UND is testing and helping to develop could make it possible for people to do just that. And if the testing is successful, the U.S. Air […]

UND Host-Pathogen symposium focused on infectious disease, including COVID-19

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The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions at the University of North Dakota held its annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences last week. The virtual symposium brought in experts from outside UND investigating microbial infectious agents and host responses to those infectious agents. Investigators from UND […]

Graduate student Gabe Kavdas demos the Styku S100 scanner used in former graduate student Joe DeRouchey’s study, which has been making headlines overseas for its compelling findings. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

UND study points to cost-effective way to find elite athletes

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Graduate student Gabe Kavdas demos the Styku S100 scanner used in former graduate student Joe DeRouchey’s study, which has been making headlines overseas for its compelling findings. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

  A recently published study from the University of North Dakota could have lasting impacts in the fields of athletics, physical health and rehabilitation, according to its authors. That’s because the study pioneers the fast and comparatively inexpensive use of 3D body-scanning technology – technology that could, among other applications, be used to identify future […]

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Symposium set for Sept. 15

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The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Symposium will bring together experts investigating microbes, […]

July and August grant awards listed

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The following researchers received grant awards in July 2020. Award PI Name Sponsor Name Dept. Name Primary Sponsor Name Title Combs,Colin The Ohio State University Biomedical Sciences National Institute on Aging Mechanisms of exposure-induced tissue functional… Schmitz,David University of Washington Family & Community Medicine Health Resources & Services Administration HRSA Academic Units for Training Rural […]

U community invited to take part in face covering study

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In partnership with the City of Grand Forks and Hugo’s, an interdisciplinary UND research team has launched a survey to learn more about face covering usage in Grand Forks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRB-approved study is part of efforts to create effective public health messages that resonate within our local community. To […]

Grant awards listed

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Following is a list of grants received from January, 2020 to May 2020. Principal Investigator Sponsor Department Primary Sponsor Title Zhang, Jiang Long Colorado State University Atmospheric Sciences Department of the Navy MURI: Advancing Littoral Zone Aerosol Prediction via Hol Askelson, Mark Federal Aviation Administration Atmospheric Sciences UAS Test Data Collection and Analysis Mullendore, Gretchen […]

Online IRB protocol submission training set for Aug. 26, Sept. 1

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The Office of Research Compliance & Ethics is pleased to announce that the Institutional Review Board is moving to a web-based protocol submission system this fall. In order to prepare the campus for the system roll-out, we are offering two live trainings with the software developers. They will be conducted over Microsoft Teams to ensure […]

Abstract deadline extended to Aug. 28 for Sept. 15 Host-Pathogen Interactions COBRE Symposium

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Abstract deadline extended to Friday, Aug. 28. The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. The […]

Help UND med students conducting COVID-19 resource allocation survey

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Three UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences medical students, led by Allison Cwikla and under the guidance of School of Medicine & Health Sciences Senior Associate Dean for Medicine & Research Marc Basson, are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please […]

Participants sought for study in attention and mental health

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Participants are needed for a research study on attention and mental health. We are looking for volunteers 18 years or older to take part in a study assessing cognitive function and mental health wellbeing. As a participant in this study, you would be asked to answer questions about your mental health and to play a […]

Feng "Frank" Xiao

Articles by Frank Xiao recognized as “Highly Cited Papers” by Web of Science

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Feng "Frank" Xiao

Each year the Web of Science group, an information and technology provider for the global scientific research community, complies its Highly Cited Papers list. Two articles by Feng “Frank” Xiao, assistant professor of civil engineering, published in Water Research (2018 impact factor: 7.913), were recognized as “Highly Cited Papers” according to Web of Science. This […]

Feng “Frank” Xiao and group published in American Chemical Society Journal

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Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Feng “Frank” Xiao teamed up with Civil Engineering graduate students Bosen Jin and Swetha Mallula and collaborators (Drs. Mikhail Golovko and Svetlana Golovko in UND Biomedical Sciences and Dr. Baoshan Xing at UMass Amherst) to publish “Sorption and Desorption Mechanisms of Cationic and Zwitterionic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Natural Soils: […]