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University of Rochester News (Dec. 12, 2008) 12/12/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Dec. 12, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 12, 2008

Today's Forecast: Few Snow Showers, High 29°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 28°

In Today's Issue

  • Biologist Modifies Theory of Cells' Engines
  • IT Issues Security Notice about Internet Explorer
  • Grant Will Enrich Medical Research
  • Blogs Highlight Dental Community
  • Event Highlight: Second Friday Holiday Social
  • Rochester in the News: Midnight Ramblers on TV Morning Show
  • In Higher Education: Looking Toward 2025

News and Announcements

Biologist Modifies Theory of Cells' Engines

Biologists have known for decades that cells use tiny molecular motors to move chromosomes, mitochondria, and many other organelles within the cell, but no one has been able to understand what "steers" these engines to their destinations. Now, researchers have shed new light on how cells accomplish this feat, and the results may eventually lead to new approaches to fighting pathogens and neurological diseases. Read more...

IT Issues Security Notice about Internet Explorer

University IT recently became aware of a security vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer version 7. Microsoft has not released a fix at this time. Sites that contain malicious content are being actively blocked and new sites will be added to the list as they are identified. Using a browser other than Internet Explorer version 7 may help reduce risk.  Computers with Sophos Antivirus running should be protected against this threat in its current form. Direct questions or concerns to or 275-2000. Read more...

Grant Will Enrich Medical Research

The Rochester Human Immunology Center has been awarded a $4 million renewal of its grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Disease. This allows the center to continue leading the field of immunology in a worldwide effort to standardize how researchers use complex technologies that are central to the discovery of new treatments. Read more...

Blogs Highlight Dental Community

Two blogs that support Rochester's dentistry program are available online. Bibby Library News & Tips and News: Dentistry @ the URMC feature recent dental news and issues. 


Friday, Dec. 12

Second Friday Holiday Social: Class of '62 Auditorium, Medical Center. 4 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Dec. 11)

"A Capella Music by Midnight Ramblers"

The Midnight Ramblers showed their unique singing and performance style at the 13WHAM studio on Thursday. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 11)

"Looking Toward 2025"

In a new report, the College Board lays out an ambitious agenda to improve college completion rates over the next 15 years. Read more...

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