Jack Werren, an evolutionary geneticist and professor of biology at the University of Rochester and a member of the research team, says the idea of the project is “to promote the understanding of insect.”
But just because these kinds of planets don’t show up in our solar system doesn’t mean they don’t exist in other parts the universe. In fact, this other kind of planet is everywhere. Astronomers call the class of worlds between Earth and Uranus super-Earths — and they’re popping up in planet surveys like weeds.
A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice—an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head.
Researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered the cell in the ovary that governs the timing of ovulation. This finding could unlock clues to remedy infertility among people who have altered sleep schedules due to shift work or frequent jet lag, for example.
Neurology researchers have shown that the brain’s immune system is responsible for disrupting communication between nerve cells, even in parts of the brain that are not normally considered to be primary targets of the disease.
A new study shows that values of social responsibility and caring for others decrease between the ages of 10 to 16. These decreases, however, are in concert with feelings of decreasing support from their parents, schools, and friends.
David Bowie, who died Sunday at the age of 69, wasn’t the first performer to create an alter ego. But as music professor and director of the Institute for Popular Music John Covach explains, the difference with Bowie was how his personas would change over the years, sometimes shifting drastically.
The five-story, 50-foot sculpture made from more than 40,000 compostable balloons currently on display in the Sibley Building atrium in downtown Rochester is the work of University graduate and artist Larry Moss ’92. The exhibit closes this Sunday, February 7, with a giant “popping party.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Biomedical engineering major Omar Soufan ’17 has set up a rehabilitation center and clinic in Lebanon that now sees 15 patients a day.
Five graduating seniors were honored for their service this year in local organizations serving needs ranging from at-risk youth to community schooling.
Comedian B.J. Novak, best known for his role on The Office where he also served as a writer and producer, headlines Winterfest on Saturday, Jan. 30.
The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as “often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame.”
Titled “Breath for Singing: The Organ and the Human Voice,” this October’s Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival features the premiere performance of a new hymn commissioned for the event, plus lectures, master classes, and performances at historic organs across Rochester.
Catherine Jane Arlidge, a U.K. national who received her Master of Music degree at Eastman in 1988, was named to the Queen’s new year honors list for her service to music education through her projects connecting young people with classical music.
This fall, more than 350 entrepreneurship experts from the United States and abroad will arrive in Rochester for the 2016 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, or GCEC
The University has learned that Constantino’s Market, one of College Town’s original tenants, plans to close effective Feb. 13.
In working with Aramark and local suppliers, Dining Services has been able make this large-scale pledge without additional costs to students or customers.