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Largest research vessel on the Great Lakes brings Rochester science to Chicago’s Navy Pier

Largest research vessel on the Great Lakes brings Rochester science to Chicago’s Navy Pier

June 22, 2017

Researchers led by earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler met with schoolchildren and local media aboard the Blue Heron to discuss the team’s work on methane levels in the Great Lakes.

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Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

June 20, 2017

In a new study that helps sheds light on the current opioid epidemic, Medical Center research shows patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses.

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Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

June 15, 2017

A computer model developed at Rochester, and used to compare model data to analysis on 100,000-year-old Greenland ice cores, has shown a surprising result.

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Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

June 9, 2017

When newborn mice are exposed to extra oxygen at birth — which causes their lungs to respond and develop similarly to those of preterm infants — they end up with far fewer of these cells once they reach adulthood and respond worse to the flu once fully grown.

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Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

June 6, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that the loss of muscle stem cells, and not the loss of motor neurons, is the main driving force behind muscle decline in mice.

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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

May 26, 2017

Most chemists have studied quantum dots for their basic properties. But new research by Rochester scientists points to potential applications in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agro-chemicals.

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Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 25, 2017

Researchers from the Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer.

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High schoolers come face-to-face with fruit flies

High schoolers come face-to-face with fruit flies

May 24, 2017

Students from Rochester’s East High School got a sense of how startling science can be when they spent the day in the lab with professors and researchers from the Department of Biology.

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Hoque an inaugural member of Future of Computing Academy

Hoque an inaugural member of Future of Computing Academy

May 17, 2017

Hoque, who applies a computational lens to understand and model the ambiguity in human communication, would like to raise awareness for accessibility and promote the role of computing to solve important societal problems.

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New system displays song lyrics in real time, multiple languages

New system displays song lyrics in real time, multiple languages

May 16, 2017

Zhiyao Duan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering who also sings in the Chinese Choral Society of Rochester, lent his engineering skills to an innovation that provides the audience with live lyrics and translations.

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