UH Hilo researchers are working collaboratively with UH Mānoa and state agencies to fight rat lungworm disease.
The researchers are investigating climate driven shifts of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA—a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many antibiotics–for water resource and land management solutions.
Researchers from the UH Cancer Center at UH Mānoa and the College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo are studying how ironweed plant extract can be used to treat breast and brain cancers.
ʻIʻiwi have gone from being one of the most common native birds in Hawaiʻi over 100 years ago, to now being a species limited to remote forests and in danger of extinction.
The goals of the project in Keaukaha go beyond scientific and clinical objectives—the main goal is to help the community and culture surrounding the lokoi‘a (fishponds).
Researchers are using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to capture images of coastal areas across hundreds of acres—the aim is to try to make accurate predictions on how the rise in sea level will affect the coast and what that entails for communities and the county in regard to planning.
The training focuses on indigenous HIV/AIDS research, awards the recipient up to $20k for a pilot project or buy-out, and provides access to experts in the field.
UH Hilo researchers believe the biggest challenge that Hawaiian tree species will face in the future is how quickly they will get water, especially in higher temperatures.
The scientists are developing a method known as Incompatible Insect Technique, using a bacteria to prevent male mosquitoes from reproducing.
Professor of Biology Patrick Hart and his research team are studying the endemic māmane tree and palila bird to learn how to predict future environmental changes.