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Rochester scientists receive Sloan fellowships

Rochester scientists receive Sloan fellowships

February 20, 2019

Biologist Nancy Chen and chemist Ellen Matson are among this year’s recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships, recognizing young scientists for their research accomplishments and leadership in the scientific community.

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Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

February 13, 2019

The Meliora flag flies over the Law Dome research station in Antarctica, where Rochester scientists are battling some of the toughest field conditions ever in their effort to understand humans’ impact on climate.

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Male Y chromosomes not ‘genetic wastelands’

Male Y chromosomes not ‘genetic wastelands’

February 6, 2019

The Y chromosome is one piece of the genetic puzzle that is notoriously difficult to sequence. Rochester biologists are finding new insights into the processes that shape the Y chromosome.

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With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

January 31, 2019

One of the biggest challenges to controlled nuclear fusion has been the lack of accurate models to predict increased fusion energy yields. Now a Rochester team of more than 50 scientists has used “big data” to triple fusion yields.

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Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

January 29, 2019

Rochester researchers have gathered the first field data that show the Earth’s inner core is only about 565 million years old—relatively young compared to the age of our 4.5-billion-year-old planet.

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Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

January 25, 2019

New Rochester research may help explain the connection between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s all to do with how the brain pumps away waste.

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Local teens recognized for Laser Lab research

Local teens recognized for Laser Lab research

January 25, 2019

Two high school seniors have been designated as Scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search for research they carried out last summer at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 22, 2019

While the world may appear stable, our eyes are always jittering. Rochester research is showing how these eye movements, once thought to be inconsequential, are critical to our visual system.

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What makes a species different?

What makes a species different?

January 2, 2019

New Rochester research points to the presence of “selfish genes,” whose flow among species may dictate whether two species converge or diverge.

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The year of the laser

The year of the laser

December 28, 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.

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