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Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

April 24, 2017

Launched in 2016, the institute serves as a hub, bringing together researchers in fields such as public health and political science, with experts in machine learning and data mining.

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Using data science to understand global climate systems

Using data science to understand global climate systems

April 21, 2017

Climate scientists and computer scientists are working together to understand what drives the global climate system—from deep in the ocean to high in the sky.

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Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

April 21, 2017

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Kilean Lucas had three minutes and three slides to describe how nanomembranes could help diagnose cancer.

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First worldwide trial tests defibrillators in diabetes patients

First worldwide trial tests defibrillators in diabetes patients

April 19, 2017

Individuals with diabetes have a high incidence of heart problems. A Medical Center study will determine if implantable defibrillators increase survival in this growing group of patients.

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A new way to teach history in the 21st century

A new way to teach history in the 21st century

April 10, 2017

A “virtual” re-creation of early settlements on Smith’s Island, Bermuda, offers professor Michael Jarvis and his students immersive experience of the site they are working to excavate.

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Big library, big data

Big library, big data

April 7, 2017

“Libraries have been managing data for centuries,” says Marcy Strong, head of metadata service at River Campus Libraries. And in the new field of data science, practitioners will rely on work University librarians have long done.

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Medical Center plays key role in new Huntington’s drug

Medical Center plays key role in new Huntington’s drug

April 5, 2017

Medical Center researchers were instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) to treat Huntington’s disease.

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Unlocking the secrets of blue notes

Unlocking the secrets of blue notes

March 31, 2017

In the musical realm, notes “between the cracks” of conventional pitches are called blue notes. Researchers at Rochester are using advanced tools of music technology to unlock the secrets of blue notes.

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FDA approves new eczema drug tested at URMC

FDA approves new eczema drug tested at URMC

March 30, 2017

The new drug, Dupilumab, is the first treatment to show significant, lasting results for adults with eczema. The FDA approval is a “game-changer,” says Lisa Beck, professor of dermatology who led three years of clinical trials.

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