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Upstate New York I-Corps Node launches online innovation resource

Upstate New York I-Corps Node launches online innovation resource

February 23, 2017

The new website allows researchers to combine their technical knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering marketable new technologies.

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Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

February 21, 2017

Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.

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Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

February 12, 2017

Online dating is second only to “meeting through friends” as the most popular form of matchmaking, and Rochester psychologist Harry Reis has been investigating the phenomenon as the stigma has lifted.

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Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

February 9, 2017

Medical Center scientists have found that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can reduce the production of antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms in people with milder cases of asthma.

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Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

February 8, 2017

A recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and here at Rochester pays particular attention to gas hydrates beneath the Arctic Ocean.

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Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper

Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper

February 3, 2017

In a fuel cell that relies on bacteria found in wastewater, Rochester researchers have developed an electrode using a common household material: paper.

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URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

January 30, 2017

A new study shows that a drug developed at the Medical Center extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies, and could lead the way to long-acting HIV drugs that could be administered once or twice per year, rather than daily.

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New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

January 24, 2017

An “analytically beautiful mathematical solution” could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale—even etch new properties onto their surfaces.

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URMC awarded up to $9M to study infectious threats

URMC awarded up to $9M to study infectious threats

January 24, 2017

The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention renews the University’s role as a member of the Emerging Infections Program, a national network that monitors several infectious threats and conducts studies that guide policy related to prevention and treatment.

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Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne

Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne

January 23, 2017

Most academic grants come with money, but Hussein Aluie has received a research boost that money can’t buy. The assistant professor of mechanical engineering has been awarded access to the supercomputer Mira, which will allow his team to do in four days what it would take a desktop computer more than 2,000 years to complete.

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