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What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

November 16, 2018

Algae blooms known as red tides that plague the Gulf of Mexico have existed for millennia, but the cycles are now more frequent and intense, say Rochester alumni leading the effort to study their impact.

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Researchers detect high-energy radiation from ‘weird’ star system

Researchers detect high-energy radiation from ‘weird’ star system

November 14, 2018

Rochester researchers are part of an international collaboration of scientists that has, for the first time, detected extremely high-energy gamma rays from one of the most powerful star systems in the Milky Way.

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CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

October 23, 2018

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.

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Data Science Consortium gives member companies a data edge

Data Science Consortium gives member companies a data edge

October 19, 2018

Since its inception in 2017, the consortium has expanded the number of member companies and created a pool of skilled data science students to assist companies on short notice.

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Collaborative ‘back and forth’ drives progress on freeform optics

Collaborative ‘back and forth’ drives progress on freeform optics

October 18, 2018

With a second five years of funding from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Freeform Optics is a collaboration working to develop devices that are lighter, more compact, and more effective than ever before.

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Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

October 18, 2018

What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.

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Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

October 16, 2018

It is an issue for women in all academic fields, but especially in STEM fields. After two difficult pregnancies interrupted her career studying quantum optics, a fellowship is helping Asma Al-Qasimi get back to the lab.

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How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

October 15, 2018

A breakthrough study from Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute gives researchers hope that new gene-targeted therapies could improve survival rates for acute myeloid leukemia, which have not budged in years.

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Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

October 12, 2018

Competitions are helping early career scientists hone their ability to communicate their research in short, compelling, and easily understood presentations.

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