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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

When it agreed this summer to take over leadership of East High School, the University of Rochester promised substantive changes to the floundering school. The application it submitted Tuesday to the Rochester School District delivers on that promise, proposing a host of new approaches in every aspect of the school’s structure, management and operation.

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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

When it agreed this summer to take over leadership of East High School, the University of Rochester promised substantive changes to the floundering school. The application it submitted Tuesday to the Rochester School District delivers on that promise, proposing a host of new approaches in every aspect of the school’s structure, management and operation.

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University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

December 8, 2014

After months of media attention, researchers from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics (USA) have published their design for a low-tech broadband cloaking device from common lenses.

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Seeing red

Seeing red

December 5, 2014

But the symbolism of the color red also permeates our lives in more subtle ways. In fact, research has shown that it may have the power to influence our psyches, desires, and behaviors. Conversely, though, red has also been linked to “avoidance motivation,” or a heightened desire to avoid failure. In a 2007 study, Andrew Elliot, a psychology professor at the University of Rochester, administered exams bound in different-colored packets.

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Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

December 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical said it was like ‘ramping up the power’ of the mouse brain, because human cells are so much more advanced. They found that mice with the human brain cells had memories that were four times better than their siblings who did not have the injections.

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Half the cells in this mouse’s brain are human

Half the cells in this mouse’s brain are human

December 3, 2014

A new study explores the consequences of creating mice that have mousy neurons but human glial cells—cells that support nerve cells and strengthen connections between them.

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Mice implanted with human brain cells become smarter

Mice implanted with human brain cells become smarter

December 2, 2014

It turns out that a type of cell found in the human central nervous system that had previously been thought little more than a sort of “housekeeper” cell is actually really important for cognitive function. How did we learn this? A team of researchers used them to create mouse-human hybrids.

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Skipping sleep is career suicide

Skipping sleep is career suicide

December 1, 2014

We’ve always known that sleep is good for your brain, but new research from the University of Rochester provides the first direct evidence for why your brain cells need you to sleep (and sleep the right way).

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How long can Earth’s technological civilization last?

How long can Earth’s technological civilization last?

November 30, 2014

A new study has provided a deeper insight into what could be the average lifetime of species like humans, who are extremely technologically advanced.

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Toptica: German firm at center of optics world

Toptica: German firm at center of optics world

November 30, 2014

German-based Toptica Photonics could brag about all the global scientific and industrial applications for its precision lasers, including those by a dozen Nobel laureates in physics. “We have the best right here in Rochester,” President Mark Tolbert said.

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