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University Helps Create New Crowdfunding Initiative for Academic Researchers

October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last year, the University provided some of the initial money to create Innovocracy, a crowdfunding platform with a twist: Innovocracy deals exclusively with academic researchers who develop products that can benefit society.

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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

The Marshmallow Study Revisited

October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Children who experienced reliable interactions immediately before the marshmallow task waited on average four times longer—12 versus three minutes—than youngsters in similar but unreliable situations.

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Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies

Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The studies are an important component of preparation in case another pandemic flu virus – a virus that spreads from person to person, infecting people across the globe – occurs.

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Two Rochester Neurologists among Those Calling for Stronger Studies

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The availability of new treatments that affect millions of people ultimately depends on these early studies, and the stakes are high not only for researchers but for patients.

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University Launches Center for Developing Medical Devices and Other Medical Innovations

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

CMTI will also make use of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship as it coordinates activities to develop technological solutions to clinical problems.

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Physics Chair Applauds ‘Beautiful Experiments’ by Nobel Prize winners

October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today for work in the field of quantum optics, an area of physics that was pioneered in large part at the University of Rochester.

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Gift to University Will Benefit the Sciences and Athletics

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The gift will be used to create the Barbara J. Burger Endowed Scholarship in the Sciences, which will support one or more undergraduates each year in the pursuit of degrees in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, or physics.

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Bringing “All Hands on Deck” on Big Data

Bringing “All Hands on Deck” on Big Data

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Modeling future climates or using genomic analysis to understand the mechanisms of cancer both require analyzing vast or very complex data, and exploiting the opportunities of “big data” is one of the biggest challenges in computing.

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Rare Disease Researchers Notch a Win for Patients with Inherited Muscle Disease

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

An older medication originally approved to treat heart problems eases the symptoms of a very rare muscle disease that often leaves its sufferers stiff and in a good deal of pain.

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Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight Dramatically

September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the Nomogram, Scott MacRae’s team has been able to slash by two thirds the number of LASIK patients who need additional procedures to achieve the best vision possible.

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