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Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

September 21, 2016

When Leslie Valiant delivered his 2011 Turing lecture, “it was one of the most scientifically inspiring speeches I have seen,” says Chen Ding, computer science professor and co-organizer of the 29th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers of Parallel Computing.

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Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

September 20, 2016

Cardiac surgeons at Strong Memorial Hospital recently performed the team’s 200th heart transplant surgery, providing a 48-year-old father a second chance on life. This milestone was 15 years in the making, as the team performed its first transplant Feb. 7, 2001.

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Building a better battery, large and small

Building a better battery, large and small

September 15, 2016

If chemical engineering professor Wyatt Tenhaeff and his students succeed, their work will help create the next generation of batteries so slim they can fit inside clothing, and so large they can power a car without risk of fire.

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Protein found that initiates DNA repair

Protein found that initiates DNA repair

September 8, 2016

Researchers who specialize in the study of aging have identified a protein that may serve as a first responder, activating a “longevity gene” known as sirtuin 6 and setting in motion a cascade of molecular first responders to repair damaged DNA.

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KL2 award helps researcher pave his career path

KL2 award helps researcher pave his career path

September 8, 2016

David Auerbach’s research is teasing out what links may exist between long QT syndrome—a classically studied genetic cardiac disease that causes arrhythmias—and epilepsy.

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Q&A: Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Q&A: Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

September 8, 2016

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the largest preventable cause of developmental disabilities in the United States. Christie Petrenko discusses her research and clinical interventions with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families.

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Enigma Machine takes a quantum leap

Enigma Machine takes a quantum leap

September 6, 2016

Researchers have developed a “quantum enigma machine” to improve on data encryption. The device manipulates photons to create an unbreakable encrypted message with a key that’s far shorter than the message—the first time that has ever been done.

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A first for direct-drive fusion

A first for direct-drive fusion

September 6, 2016

Experiments have created the conditions capable of producing a fusion yield that’s five times higher than the current record laser-fusion energy yield. The new work represents an important advance in a long-standing national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.

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Research, industry join forces to develop new ultrasound technologies

Research, industry join forces to develop new ultrasound technologies

September 1, 2016

Headquartered in Rochester, Carestream is now collaborating with engineering and medical researchers across the University on several new technologies aimed at diagnosing tendon damage and aortic blockages.

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