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Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

August 11, 2017

Chemical engineering major Tianhao Yu ’19 has a unique job this summer: testing organic light-emitting diodes that may help improve the screen displays of devices such as cell phones and televisions.

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Student work opens the brain to help surgeons remove tumors

Student work opens the brain to help surgeons remove tumors

August 11, 2017

Brain research does not take a summer vacation, and neither does Magdalena Granados ’19. The McNair Scholar is working on “awake language mapping” research designed to help neurosurgeons operate with greater precision.

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East High School student experiment headed for space station

East High School student experiment headed for space station

August 11, 2017

Students at East High School had their science experiment chosen by a national competition, and they’ll see their experiment take off for the International Space Station.

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Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

August 10, 2017

A mechanical engineering student visiting from the University of Maryland, Ricardo Cardoza stretched himself—and the shape-memory polymers he worked with—in Mitchell Anthamatten’s chemical engineering lab this summer.

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New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics

New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics

August 9, 2017

Gilbert “Rip” Collins, formerly of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will lead a multidisciplinary initiative in Rochester to study how atoms behave at extreme pressures.

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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

August 7, 2017

Spectrometers are used in a variety of applications, from environmental monitoring to astronomy to healthcare diagnostics. A new design using freeform optics upends more than a century of optical design.

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Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

August 2, 2017

Patients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent—half the rate of patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the Medical Center.

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Physics students keep their cool in summer labs

Physics students keep their cool in summer labs

July 31, 2017

From near-Earth objects to quantum computing, physics students come to Rochester to get an early start on their research careers this summer, working on federally funded and University sponsored projects.

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Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

July 26, 2017

The grant will support a network of more than 50 institutions across the country aimed at turning scientific discoveries into health benefits faster.

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Surviving a stroke propels career in brain research

Surviving a stroke propels career in brain research

July 26, 2017

In July 2005, as a high school senior, Frank Garcea suffered what could have been a deadly stroke during soccer practice. Today, after receiving his doctorate at Rochester, he researches how the brain recovers from injury.

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