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Accidental Host – The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease

"Accidental Host - The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease" is a 53-minute documentary about a silently-spreading foodborne parasite that invades human brains and now thrives in tropical areas of five continents, including Hawaii and the southeastern U.S. The film features…

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Earth on trajectory to Sixth Mass Extinction

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway, this time entirely caused by human…

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New research at UH to fight obesity

UH Researcher Dr. Lucia Seale has been awarded a 5-year R01 grant of nearly $2M from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how specialized fat cells and the micronutrient selenium interact to produce body heat. Born in Brazil, Dr.…

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Rat Lungworm Disease

Adult male and female (with red and white barber-pole spirals) rat lungworms in the pulmonary artery of a rat (Photo: Nicole Yoneishi, Medeiros lab). Randi Rollins, PhD student in Robert Cowie’s PBRC lab, recently published the second in a pair…

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The Douglas S. Yamamura Scholarship recipient is Lauren Block

The UH Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is honored to present the Douglas S. Yamamura Scholarship to outstanding undergraduate students, enrolled in any field of study, who are engaged in research and creative work initiatives. The scholarship was established with…

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