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Laboratory for Laser Energetics to receive highest level of federal funding to date

Laboratory for Laser Energetics to receive highest level of federal funding to date

September 14, 2018

After a great deal of uncertainty, the final FY 2019 Energy and Water bill that was just passed by the U.S. Congress includes $80 million for the LLE, a $5 million increase over FY 2018.

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Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

September 5, 2018

The results of a clinical trial led by Rochester neurologists show that a new drug therapy for multiple sclerosis slowed the brain shrinkage associated with progressive forms of MS.

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Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

September 5, 2018

Using Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, Medical Center researchers are learning about the movement difficulties that often accompany autism, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury.

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Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

August 16, 2018

In a new study, Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein that makes bacterial like E. coli so resilient. Their research may lead to more targeted antibiotics and other drug therapies.

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Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

August 14, 2018

You may not know it, but whenever you eat cheese, ice cream, or yogurt, you are also ingesting microscopic lipid droplets. Long thought of merely as formless blobs of fat, lipids are now proving crucial for understanding how embryos survive and how obesity affects the body.

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An alumnus in space

An alumnus in space

August 6, 2018

University of Rochester alumnus Josh Cassada ’00 (PhD) has been named one of nine NASA astronauts making up the first U.S. crew in history to journey to space in American-made, commercial spacecraft. Cassada would be the third Rochester alumnus to go to space, joining Jim Pawelczyk ’82 and Ed Gibson ’59.

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Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

August 1, 2018

A new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels.

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Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

July 24, 2018

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding or bruising.

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Much ado about nothing

Much ado about nothing

July 24, 2018

The concept of nothingness is the subject of everything from children’s books to philosophical debate. In the universe, however, is nothing ever possible? How have scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians thought about the concept of nothing throughout history and up to the present?

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Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

July 23, 2018

Liquid metallic hydrogen is not present naturally on Earth and has only been created in a handful of places, including the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. LLE scientists are researching the properties of liquid metallic hyrdrogen to understand how planets both inside and outside our solar system form magnetic shields.

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