Research and Innovation

Sep 3, 2021

Environmental Health Science Faculty News and Grant Successes

2020 CHHE Outstanding Member Award Congratulations to Drs. Michael Bereman and Mike Cowley for being selected to receive the 2020 Center for Human Health and Environment Outstanding Member Award. This award is given in recognition of their outstanding contributions to […]

Aug 24, 2021  |  Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding

People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes.

Jul 21, 2021  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.

May 16, 2020  |  Environmental Health Science

Center for Human Health and the Environment Receives $7.6M Funding Renewal

The NIEHS will continue to fund the center’s work to understand how human health is impacted by environmental factors for another five years.

Jun 1, 2019  |  Visual Narrative

Framework Improves ‘Continual Learning’ For Artificial Intelligence

Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while “forgetting” less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks.

Apr 23, 2019  |  Forensic Sciences

A Simple Approach to Dating Bones

Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross describes the techniques she uses to determine the age of human skeletons.

Apr 22, 2019  |  Data-Driven Science

New Technique Cuts AI Training Time By More Than 60 Percent

New artificial intelligence training technique reduces training time for deep learning networks by more than 60 percent without sacrificing accuracy.

Mar 26, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

Americans are most comfortable indoors when their climate is like that of the northeast African outdoors – warm and relatively dry.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

Cricket Bacteria Break Down Lignin, Highlighting Ecology’s Utility in Applied R&D

Researchers have discovered that a bacterium found in camel crickets is capable of breaking down lignin, opening new research pathways for biofuels and chemical manufacturing.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

Triangle Bird Count Survey Seeks To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife

A new bird population survey focuses on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers.