The Commons announces Red Hot Research participants

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Emily Ryan
Biodiversity Institute
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Media advisory: Professor can comment on NFL increasing penalties for domestic violence

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Project helps Latino mom-and-pop stores, restaurants offer healthy choices

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Karen Henry
Life Span Institute
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Media advisory: Astronomer available to comment on NASA observation of galaxy in the making

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Brendan M. Lynch
KU News Service
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Physics, astronomy department to host public events

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Christi Davis
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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Design professor named Kansas City AIGA Fellow

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Charles Linn
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
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Professor awarded NSF grant for climate governance study

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Angie Soden
School of Public Affairs & Administration
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Sigma Chi fraternity members returning to chapter house after small fire

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Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
KU News Service
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KU professor and researcher to be honored by Chancellors Club

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KU Endowment
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Media advisory: Experts can comment on FEC deadlock over Bitcoin contributions to campaigns

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Christian Science MonitorThu, 08/21/2014
Columbia Journalism ReviewThu, 08/21/2014
This week, we featured Sukhindervir Sandhu and how he is using an undergrad research award to make discoveries. What exactly is he researching? Watch this video to learn how Sandhu is using virus-induced gene silencing to make plants act differently. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Plants #Genes #Biology

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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