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Discovery and Innovation on Diverse Fronts

From life-saving medical breakthroughs in medicine and cancer, to astronomy, to oceanography, to pharmacy, the scholarship and research conducted by the University of Hawai'i impacts the quality of life on many levels.

UH research programs:

  • Develop human capital and new knowledge
  • Promote innovation and collaboration
  • Support new businesses and long-term job growth
  • Generate revenues that boost the local economy
  • Maximize the advantages of Hawai'i's unique natural and cultural heritage

Recent research news

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Kepler super-Earth discovery confirmed by UH astronomer
Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

University of Hawaiʻi astronomer Christoph Baranec and Brendan Bowler supplied confirming data of Kepler’s super-Earth discovery.

E-cigarette use by Hawaii teens is nearly triple national average
Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

A new UH Cancer Center study found that Hawai‘i teens are taking up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts.

New discovery by pediatric cardiologist may help prevent lethal sports injuries
Posted on Friday December 12, 2014

Paper authored by JABSOM duo reveals potentially lethal effect of blunt trauma to the chest.

Cancer from asbestos caused by more than one cell mutation
Posted on Monday December 08, 2014

UH Cancer Center researchers investigate cancer cell mutation in malignant mesothelioma

Emerging infectious disease found in Hawaiʻi ʻamakihi
Posted on Monday December 08, 2014

UH Hilo researchers publish a report about an emerging infectious disease threatening the population of the Hawai‘i ‘amakihi