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Peter Iglinski

Peter Iglinski is the press officer for science and public media. He covers biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and earth & environmental sciences.

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Tis better to give—to your spouse

Tis better to give—to your spouse

February 13, 2017

A new study has found that partners felt an emotional benefit when they put aside their own needs for the sake of their spouse, even if their acts of compassion were not explicitly noticed by their spouse.

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Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper

Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper

February 3, 2017

In a fuel cell that relies on bacteria found in wastewater, Rochester researchers have developed an electrode using a common household material: paper.

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Rochester’s black community had a deep—and underrecognized—influence on Frederick Douglass

Rochester’s black community had a deep—and underrecognized—influence on Frederick Douglass

February 1, 2017

Douglass was profoundly influenced by the Rochester region. But the region’s role in shaping the abolitionist leader has not been fully appreciated, according to history professor Larry Hudson.

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Susan B. Anthony Center joins area organizations in celebrating suffrage centennial

Susan B. Anthony Center joins area organizations in celebrating suffrage centennial

January 16, 2017

2017: Celebrating 100 Years of New York State Women’s Right to Vote is a year-long celebration of women’s suffrage in the state.

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Astrophysicist meets Marvel movie as <em>Doctor Strange</em> science consultant

Astrophysicist meets Marvel movie as Doctor Strange science consultant

November 2, 2016

The makers of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Doctor Strange, wanted the fantasy film to have scientific substance. For help, they turned to astrophysicist Adam Frank, who was a science consultant on the film.

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Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

October 26, 2016

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (right), joined by Senator Charles Schumer, made his first visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics yesterday. Moniz and Schumer met with researchers and toured the facility, which is seen as a driver for regional innovation and growth.

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Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

October 14, 2016

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

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Tales of history, morality highlight Polish Film Festival

Tales of history, morality highlight Polish Film Festival

September 27, 2016

Murder. Adultery. Theft. Those are three of the themes explored in the 2016 Polish Film Festival. Organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the festival is now in its ninth year.

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Protein found that initiates DNA repair

Protein found that initiates DNA repair

September 8, 2016

Researchers who specialize in the study of aging have identified a protein that may serve as a first responder, activating a “longevity gene” known as sirtuin 6 and setting in motion a cascade of molecular first responders to repair damaged DNA.

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