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As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

August 29, 2016

A study from the Wilmot Cancer Institute is believed to be the first to examine how leukemia stem cells change over time, and the first to look for several known gene biomarkers simultaneously.

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Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

August 25, 2016

The University’s Goergen Institute for Data Science has awarded grants to three projects aimed at using big data to improve treatment of patients who are in intensive care or who suffer from epilepsy or mental disorders.

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Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

August 23, 2016

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

August 23, 2016

Ehsan Hoque, assistant professor of computer science, is in rare company. The editors of MIT Technology Review have named Hoque one of this year’s “innovators under 35”—an  honor that has previously gone to the likes of  Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; and Jonathan Ive, the […]

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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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