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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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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury
Posted on Monday August 18, 2014

A study led by UH Manoa’s Peter Marko discovers that seafood mislabeling can disguise geographic origin, one of the most important factors in mercury levels.

Rapid warming of the Atlantic is source of recent Pacific climate trends
Posted on Tuesday August 05, 2014

UH Manoa researchers discover that recent rapid Atlantic Ocean warming has affected climate in the Pacific.

Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems
Posted on Tuesday August 05, 2014

An international team, including the Institute for Astronomy’s Christoph Baranec, is using the world’s first robotic laser adaptive optics system to explore thousands of exoplanet systems.

Ocean expedition maps Loihi’s deepest reaches
Posted on Monday August 04, 2014

UH Manoa scientists and researchers lead underwater expedition to Lo‘ihi, the youngest volcano in the Hawaiian island chain.

Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all
Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Scientists at the UH Manoa have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing ciguatoxin poisoning may be unfounded.