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New AIDS Vaccine Comes in a Capsule

New AIDS Vaccine Comes in a Capsule

January 13, 2015

Wanted: Volunteers to test an experimental new AIDS vaccine that is needle-free. The catch? You have to be willing to stay locked up in your room for 12 days. The new vaccine comes in a capsule and it’s made using a common cold virus called an adenovirus, genetically engineered with a tiny piece of the AIDS virus.

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Internet spreads terrorist narrative but cultural understanding remains a powerful tool

Internet spreads terrorist narrative but cultural understanding remains a powerful tool

January 12, 2015

Since the shootings in Paris, many are wondering whether an attack on US soil will follow. According to experts, many complex cultural and societal factors shape the likelihood of similar events. Emil Homerin is a professor of Religion at the University of Rochester. He says that in the wake of the terrorist attacks in France, people should resist the urge to draw immediate parallels here.

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The real life cloaking device is here and you can buy it

The real life cloaking device is here and you can buy it

January 12, 2015

Scientists at the University of Rochester invented an actual cloaking device that will make objects disappear.
This is not a joke. You can buy a cloaking device for $49. The catch? It’s not wearable. The cloaking device consists of a series of four lenses that bend light around 3D objects so they appear invisible.

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There is now an IRL invisibility cloak you can make for $50

There is now an IRL invisibility cloak you can make for $50

January 9, 2015

How about an IRL Invisibility Cloak? No, seriously, someone invented it. OK, so its not exactly a cloak. Its more like a series of four lenses that keep objects hidden from multiple angles. But it exists, it works and its kind of amazing.

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URMC to study HIV and heart disease

URMC to study HIV and heart disease

January 9, 2015

A 50-year-old person living with HIV and being treated with anti-retroviral drugs may have the blood vessels of someone much older with the heart disease and stroke risk to prove it. “We’re trying to understand how that happens,” said Dr. Giovanni Schifitto, a University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist who is co-leading a $3.8 million study into premature vascular aging among HIV-positive individuals.

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Experts invent invisibility cloak

Experts invent invisibility cloak

January 8, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester create a 3-D, transmitting, continuously multidirectional cloaking device. (video)

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Insights of UR’s congressional expert go online

Insights of UR’s congressional expert go online

January 8, 2015

University of Rochester political science professor Richard F. Fenno Jr. says that the best way to learn about members of Congress is to spend time with them in their districts. Fenno has a reputation for being the dean of scholars of Congress by his innovative way of looking at its members and committees.

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The Elvis of our dreams

The Elvis of our dreams

January 7, 2015

It’s a funny thing how fame works sometimes. You’d think the best way for a pop artist to promote his or her music would be to do so in person. But it can happen sometimes that the best thing — from a strictly business point of view — is for the artist to be gone. This is precisely what has happened in the posthumous careers of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

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More evidence against keeping electronics in kids’ bedrooms

More evidence against keeping electronics in kids’ bedrooms

January 6, 2015

Parents concerned about their children not getting enough sleep may want to remove televisions and other small electronics from the kids’ bedrooms, according to a new study. It’s already known that televisions in children’s bedrooms are linked to worse sleep, said Dr. Heidi Connolly, head of sleep medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Golisano Children’s Hospital in New York.

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