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Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

July 30, 2015

Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were the most socially connected were about 75 percent less likely than the least-connected to die by suicide.

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Ancient huts may reveal clues to earth’s magnetic pole reversals

Ancient huts may reveal clues to earth’s magnetic pole reversals

July 28, 2015

Patches of ground where huts were burned down in southern Africa contain a key mineral that recorded the magnetic field at the time of each ritual burning. Those mineral records teach researchers more about a weird, weak patch of Earth’s magnetic field called the South Atlantic Anomaly and point the way toward a possible mechanism for sudden reversals of the field.

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Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

July 28, 2015

Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense.

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NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

July 27, 2015

A $610 million research and manufacturing hub dedicated to the science of photonics — the use of light in technology — will be developed in western New York, federal and state officials said Monday, which could mean thousands of jobs for the region.

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Seligman leading UR’s evolution

Seligman leading UR’s evolution

July 26, 2015

University of Rochester President Joel Seligman made his interest in UR getting more involved in the community clear soon after taking office a decade ago.

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A healthy social life in your 20s may be a key to longevity

A healthy social life in your 20s may be a key to longevity

July 24, 2015

How busy your social life is at age 20 — and how solid the relationships are that you make when you’re 30 — are factors in your well-being later in life, according to research from the University of Rochester.

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Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

July 22, 2015

The Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing hub focused on the field of integrated photonics, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday, ahead of an official announcement.

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Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

July 22, 2015

The Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing hub focused on the field of integrated photonics, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday, ahead of an official announcement.

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Drawing a line between quantum and classical world

Drawing a line between quantum and classical world

July 21, 2015

In the new paper, published in the July 20 edition of Optica, University of Rochester researchers show that a classical beam of light that would be expected to obey Bell’s Inequality can fail this test in the lab, if the beam is properly prepared to have a particular feature: entanglement.

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Patients move into new Golisano Children’s Hospital

Patients move into new Golisano Children’s Hospital

July 21, 2015

This has been a long time coming since the University of Rochester Medical Center began building the $145 million project in September of 2012. Administrators said they have rehearsed the move for weeks and it went incredibly well.

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