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 […]
Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding
People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes.
Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’
Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.
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.
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.
A Simple Approach to Dating Bones
Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross describes the techniques she uses to determine the age of human skeletons.
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.
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.
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.
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.