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Science News Releases

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University of Idaho Science Major Wins National Goldwater Scholarship for 2022-2023

Posted 4/12/2022 6:19:00 PM

A University of Idaho junior double majoring in biochemistry, and molecular biology and biotechnology, is this year’s Goldwater Scholarship recipient. Read more

U of I, Idaho State, Boise State Students to Compete in Statewide 3MT Competition

Posted 2/1/2022 4:00:00 PM

Graduate students from Idaho's universities will present their research at a collaborative Three Minute Thesis competition. Event is hosted by U of I. Read more

New Assessment Released by the McClure Center Highlights Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities for Idaho’s Economy

Posted 12/14/2021 9:39:00 PM

The impact of climate change in Idaho will present challenges and opportunities to all sectors of our economy according to a series of reports.. Read more

Geologists Use Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Map Mineral Deposits In Salmon Region

Posted 9/22/2021 10:40:00 PM

The result of a geophysical survey in part of eastern Idaho could identify where to extract cobalt and other minerals. Read more

U of I and INBRE Researchers to Study Coronavirus Variants

Posted 7/29/2021 8:31:00 PM

The Idaho INBRE higher education network and U of I will sequence COVID-19 samples and study coronavirus variants in the Moscow population. Read more

After Two Decades, U of I’s INBRE Program Has Attracted $170M For Student Research

Posted 7/21/2021 7:02:00 PM

Over the past two decades, INBRE has generated more than $170 million for biomedical research in Idaho’s state and private colleges and universities. Read more

New Idaho Landslide Inventory Database to Assist with Hazard Mitigation

Posted 6/29/2021 5:18:00 PM

The Idaho Geological Survey released a statewide landslide inventory that will assist with hazard mitigation and identification of problematic hot spots. Read more

Revealing Ancient Secrets: 1,000 Years of Tree Rings in Yellowstone Show Recent Climate Warming Trend

Posted 6/2/2021 9:06:00 PM

This story by Jerry Painter appeared in the Idaho State Journal on May 31, 2021. This article is reposted with permission. Read more

Jagdish Patel and Colleagues Identify Natural Product That Inhibits Cancer Cells

Posted 5/19/2021 8:29:00 PM

Jagdish Patel worked with Canadian scientists to identify a natural product from actinomycete extracts that might be useful in combating cancer. Read more

U of I Researcher to Study STIs Using Biomimetic Models of the Female Reproductive Tract

Posted 4/27/2021 10:25:00 PM

Larry Forney from the Department of Biological Sciences will take part in a five-year grant that was awarded to an interdisciplinary team. Read more

Campus Can Crushers Recycle More Than 81,500 Cans Across U of I Campus

Posted 4/16/2021 6:13:00 PM

This story by Lynsey Amundson was published by KIVI-TV in Boise on April 15, 2021. This article is reposted with permission. Read more

Combining QPI and Deep Learning to Improve Subcellular Imaging

Posted 4/9/2021 8:39:00 PM

Researchers from U of I and MIT are improving the ability to study the metabolism and dynamics of living cells. Read more

Two U of I Students Will Receive Prestigious Goldwater Research Scholarships

Posted 4/7/2021 8:54:00 PM

Two U of I students were selected from a nationwide pool to receive the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Read more

Professors Research Effect of Warming on Dall’s Sheep in Alaska and Canada

Posted 4/1/2021 9:16:00 PM

Changes in Arctic habitats by global warming could adversely affect Dall’s sheep in Alaska and Canada, according to a new paper published in PLOS One. Read more

U of I Undergraduates to Present at National Conference

Posted 3/25/2021 9:39:00 PM

Six U of I undergraduates have been selected to present the results of their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April. Read more

Forney Awarded Visiting Endowed Chair at University of Puerto Rico

Posted 2/22/2021 10:56:00 PM

Professor Larry J. Forney has been awarded the Hispanics in Research Capability Visiting Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research. Read more

Paper Explores Use of Shell Material to Gather DNA From Mollusks

Posted 2/19/2021 7:34:00 PM

Kelly Martin, Christine Parent and Lisette Waits produced a paper exploring the use of unconventional DNA sources from mollusks. Read more

Biology Professor Recognized by Alma Mater for Success, Service and Leadership

Posted 2/17/2021 10:48:00 PM

Professor Jim Bull has been recognized as the 2021 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus by Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences. Read more

Distinguished Professor Celebrates 60 Years of Chemistry Research at U of I

Posted 2/1/2021 10:58:00 PM

Distinguished Professor Jean’ne Shreeve celebrated 60 years with the University of Idaho chemistry department on Monday. Read more

Zebrafish May Hold Clues for Retinal Regeneration in Humans

Posted 11/19/2020 10:17:00 PM

Diana Mitchell received direct funding to study the microglia and macrophages that enable zebrafish to regenerate damaged neurons in their retina. Read more

Thank You to College of Science Fiscal and Administrative Staff

Posted 11/11/2020 9:59:00 PM

The College of Science thanks its fiscal and administrative team — Terry Evans, Lorrie Williams, Cindy Ball, Deb Cissell, Jana Joyce, Jaclyn Gotch, Melissa Gottschalk, Jessica DeWitt, Renee Jensen-Hasfurther, Gina Tingley, Kristi Accola, Hayley Grove and Clint McGregor — for their positive attitudes and hard work to keep the departments and college running. Read more

U of I Chemistry Professor Earns Fulbright to Research, Teach in England

Posted 9/24/2020 4:37:00 PM

Professor Kristopher Waynant recently earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and do research at Great Britain’s University of Exeter. Read more

Diana Mitchell to Present at NIH Virtual IDeA PI Meeting

Posted 9/16/2020 10:10:00 PM

Diana Mitchell was selected to present her abstract “Retinal Development and Regeneration from a Microglial Perspective” at the NIH IDeA PI meeting. Read more

Diana Mitchell Receives NIH Grant

Posted 9/9/2020 9:59:00 PM

Diana Mitchell, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded a $1.25 million R01 grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research will span five years and seeks to determine the function of immune cell populations in the regeneration of the zebrafish retina. Read more

‘Lava Bombs’ Manufactured during U of I-Led Study on Stability of Volcanic Formations

Posted 6/4/2020 8:16:00 PM

Volcanologist Erika Rader and colleagues investigated the growth of volcanic formations by manufacturing lava bombs, blobs of lava ejected from a volcano. Read more

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