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Physicists scoop information from Schrödinger’s cat box

Physicists scoop information from Schrödinger’s cat box

January 21, 2014

Scientists in the United States and Scotland say they have greatly improved a method of making direct measurements of quantum states without permanently altering them.

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UR professor Maquat receives Athena Award

UR professor Maquat receives Athena Award

January 17, 2014

University of Rochester scientist Lynne Maquat was named the 2014 Athena Award recipient at a luncheon Thursday.

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Ask Well: How long does a flu shot last?

Ask Well: How long does a flu shot last?

January 17, 2014

How long your own flu shot lasts depends on how powerfully your own immune system reacts to it, said Dr. John J. Treanor, a vaccine expert at the University of Rochester medical school.

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Funding awarded to UofR Laser Lab

Funding awarded to UofR Laser Lab

January 16, 2014

The work at the U of R Laboratory for Laser Energetics has been underway since the 1970s. It is work that relies on millions of dollars in federal funding, and it will receive $5 million more than last year.

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Break of Reality: Ten years of breakthroughs

Break of Reality: Ten years of breakthroughs

January 15, 2014

From Java’s to Kilbourn Hall to Kodak Hall in just 10 years. Cello-rock band Break of Reality emerged from Eastman School of Music as a student start-up and has grown into a modern instrumental ensemble with a list of accomplishments practically the length of Gibbs Street.

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How big data analytics on Twitter can help predict disease spread

How big data analytics on Twitter can help predict disease spread

January 13, 2014

Social networks have become so common in our lives that we post everything on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. As such we also post how we feel and if we feel sick. Researchers at the University of Rochester have now been able to use Twitter to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick.

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Goodnight. Sleep clean.

Goodnight. Sleep clean.

January 12, 2014

“Sleep is such a dangerous thing to do, when you’re out in the wild,” Maiken Nedergaard, a Danish biologist who has been leading research into sleep function at the University of Rochester’s medical school, told me. “It has to have a basic evolutional function. Otherwise it would have been eliminated.”

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A new blood test to diagnose concussions on the field

A new blood test to diagnose concussions on the field

January 9, 2014

A protein could signal the first signs of brain changes due to a concussion. With a finger-stick and a drop of blood, researchers from the University of Rochester say it may be possible to tell whether a player experienced a concussion.

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Web essay: A new way forward

Web essay: A new way forward

January 5, 2014

by Joel Seligman. “For more than 160 years, the University of Rochester and the city have been inextricably connected.”

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Want a good night’s sleep? Quit smoking: Cigarette smoke disrupts the body clock

Want a good night’s sleep? Quit smoking: Cigarette smoke disrupts the body clock

January 3, 2014

People try everything from sleeping pills to exercise to help them get a good night’s sleep. Now, research suggests the best tactic might be to give up smoking. Researchers found smoking can disrupt sleep leading to conditions such as depression and anxiety.

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