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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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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Rethinking Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level

Rethinking Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level

October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Histones are proteins needed to assemble DNA molecules into chromosomes. New research at the University of Rochester is causing a fundamental shift in the concept of histone balance and the mechanism behind it.

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Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many changes to language are simply the brain’s way of ensuring that communication is as precise and concise as possible.

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University Helps Create New Crowdfunding Initiative for Academic Researchers

October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last year, the University provided some of the initial money to create Innovocracy, a crowdfunding platform with a twist: Innovocracy deals exclusively with academic researchers who develop products that can benefit society.

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University Launches Center for Developing Medical Devices and Other Medical Innovations

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

CMTI will also make use of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship as it coordinates activities to develop technological solutions to clinical problems.

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Gift to University Will Benefit the Sciences and Athletics

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The gift will be used to create the Barbara J. Burger Endowed Scholarship in the Sciences, which will support one or more undergraduates each year in the pursuit of degrees in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, or physics.

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Scientists Rate University of Rochester a Best Place to Work

Scientists Rate University of Rochester a Best Place to Work

August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The University is rated 22nd in The Scientist magazine’s worldwide survey of “Best Places to Work” for scientists in the life sciences.

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