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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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National bladder cancer clinical trial launched in Hawaii
Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Charles Rosser leads a UH Cancer Center and Queen's partnership to research a new drug that could halt recurrence of one of the most prevalent cancers in the U.S.

New report outlines the projected impact of climate change in Hawaii
Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

A new UH Sea Grant report outlines the current state of climate science and projected impacts to Hawaii in a comprehensive, easy-to-read format

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.