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“Face Time” for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease

“Face Time” for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease

August 29, 2014

Now, with the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, the face can also reveal whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation. The technology was developed in a partnership between the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Xerox.

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Researchers receive $3.4 million to study experimental HIV drug combo

Researchers receive $3.4 million to study experimental HIV drug combo

August 28, 2014

Each of the experimental HIV drugs has been in development for several years, one at Rochester and the other at Nebraska. Earlier this year they were tested together, to determine whether one drug might interfere with the other. To the astonishment of the researchers, the opposite occurred: one drug boosted the effectiveness of the other.

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International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

August 26, 2014

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world will gather at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin on August 28 to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, who turned 70 this month. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, his work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies.

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University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

August 26, 2014

94 years ago today — August 26, 1920 — with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how. The letters were written by Anthony to her “most cherished young lieutenant” Rachel Foster Avery. Acquired last week by River Campus Libraries, the historic collection will help bring to life the suffrage movement through the eyes of two of its most important members.

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Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support,  thanks to a South American ant

Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant

August 21, 2014

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of biology at the University of Rochester. “We now have evidence that speciation can take place within a single colony.”

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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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The Day of the Arts

The Day of the Arts

February 8, 2013

The two-day series of events combines dance, music, theatre, art, and culture to bring awareness to the many artistic disciplines housed across the University.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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Events Explore Susan B. Anthony’s Life and Legacy

Events Explore Susan B. Anthony’s Life and Legacy

February 7, 2013

It may be difficult for many people to see Susan B. Anthony, who was often photographed looking dignified and austere, as the controversial figure that she was.

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Online Learning Initiatives Leader Named

Online Learning Initiatives Leader Named

February 5, 2013

In this new position, Eric Fredericksen will recruit and lead teams that will support faculty in the curriculum development and instructional design of online courses.

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