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This is your brain on sentences

This is your brain on sentences

August 12, 2016

What does the meaning of a word look like? Researchers have, for the first time, decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, and successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be for new sentences.

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‘Optical spring’ enables detection of single molecules

‘Optical spring’ enables detection of single molecules

August 11, 2016

Using the spring force produced by light circulating in a miniaturized resonator, a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rochester and the University of Victoria has discovered a new approach to detecting single particles.

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$2 million to add efficiency to integrated quantum photonics

$2 million to add efficiency to integrated quantum photonics

August 8, 2016

Rochester researchers working on the next generation of quantum information processing have received a $2 million boost from the National Science Foundation.

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Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

August 8, 2016

The brain uses a “just in time” system for delivering the oxygen that fuels nerve cells. These findings from the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine could shed light on the cognitive decline that accompanies diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

August 5, 2016

Terahertz (THz) waves are capable of sensing and imaging objects behind barriers, making them a promising tool for Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

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Fate of marine carbon confirms importance of polar oceans

Fate of marine carbon confirms importance of polar oceans

August 3, 2016

A new study shows that the polar seas are much better than other regions of the ocean at trapping carbon from marine plankton.

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Study finds ‘heart-brain’ link between LQTS, seizures

Study finds ‘heart-brain’ link between LQTS, seizures

July 29, 2016

Patients carrying certain mutations that cause long QT syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures, according to a new study from the Medical Center. The study is the first to demonstrate a link between LQTS and seizures.

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Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

July 26, 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital is joining one of the largest family-based obesity studies ever conducted, focusing on treatment that teaches both a child and their parents how to change behaviors and attitudes on food, exercise, and stress.

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Hearing test may identify autism risk

Hearing test may identify autism risk

July 25, 2016

While many signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are present before age two, the majority of children with ASD are not diagnosed until after age four. Medical Center researchers have identified a simple test to screen younger children for hearing deficiencies associated with autism.

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