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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EVENT: Symposium to Address 21st Century Energy Issues

March 12, 2013

The symposium is sponsored by the Energy Research Initiative (ERI), founded in 2008 to coordinate energy-related research and educational activities at the University.

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Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

February 28, 2013

Researchers have identified a weakness in at least one antibiotic-resistant superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit.

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Technology Transfer Leader Named

February 6, 2013

The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for protecting the University’s intellectual property, and aiding the commercialization of technologies.

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Audio Engineering Degree Debuts

Audio Engineering Degree Debuts

February 4, 2013

The New York State Department of Education has recently certified the University’s new undergraduate audio and music engineering major, which is being offered to students for the first time this academic year.

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American Physical Society Honors Chemist

American Physical Society Honors Chemist

January 17, 2013

Todd Krauss is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics of nanoscale semiconductors.

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3-MINUTE CLASSROOM: Cure for Cancer in Mole Rats?

3-MINUTE CLASSROOM: Cure for Cancer in Mole Rats?

November 30, 2012

Blind mole rats and naked mole rats—both subterranean rodents with long life spans—are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Biology professors Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov have discovered the separate mechanisms that cause these two species to be cancer-free, and those discoveries could lead to new cancer therapies in humans.

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“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

November 15, 2012

These meteorites, or pallasites, were likely formed when a smaller asteroid crashed into a planet-like body about 30 times smaller than earth.

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Diagnostic Devices to Feature Super-Thin Filters

Diagnostic Devices to Feature Super-Thin Filters

November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

DNA analysis and pathogen testing relies on filtration. These new membrane filters will be about 1,000 times thinner than the sponge-like filters used now, lending themselves to yet smaller, portable instrumentation for use in the field.

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‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

November 8, 2012

Work by a group of graduate students and chemistry professors is advancing what is sometimes considered the “holy grail” of energy science: lowering the cost while increasing the output of sunlight-powered hydrogen-production systems. The solution: nanocrystals and nickel catalysts.

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How Do Blind Mole Rats Ward Off Cancer?

How Do Blind Mole Rats Ward Off Cancer?

November 7, 2012

Blind mole rats and naked mole rats—both subterranean rodents with long life spans—are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Rochester biologists have now determined that the mechanism for fighting off cancer differs between the two.

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