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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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Rochester hospitals collaborate to reduce Medicaid costs

Rochester hospitals collaborate to reduce Medicaid costs

July 7, 2014

The goal is to reduce avoidable hospital admissions by 25 percent over five years by keeping patients healthier.

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$3.6 Million grant funds asthma study for urban teens

$3.6 Million grant funds asthma study for urban teens

July 7, 2014

The most common chronic childhood illness, asthma affects an estimated 1 in 10 children and teenagers in the United States. Low-income and minority youth develop asthma even more often.

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Visits by nurses help at-risk moms, kids live longer

Visits by nurses help at-risk moms, kids live longer

July 7, 2014

The study of 1,138 young mothers was done in Memphis, Tenn., and began in 1990. Most participants were African-American, age 18 or younger, unmarried, unemployed, and did not have high school diplomas.

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Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

July 3, 2014

During their week at Photon Camp, 18 students from several local high schools and the Bergen Academy in New Jersey will attend lectures in the mornings, and get some hands on experience in the laboratory during the afternoons.

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“Compressive sensing” provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

“Compressive sensing” provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

June 27, 2014

Physicists have shown that a technique called compressive sensing offers a way to measure both variables at the same time, without violating the Uncertainty Principle.

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Monkeys also believe in winning streaks, study shows

Monkeys also believe in winning streaks, study shows

June 27, 2014

Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random. Now in the first study in non-human primates of this systematic error in decision making, researchers find that monkeys also share our unfounded belief in lucky streaks.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists receive $2M award

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists receive $2M award

June 26, 2014

The grant from The National Cancer Institute awarded will fund continued study of a gene network that controls cancer progression, with a focus on pancreatic cancer.

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University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

June 23, 2014

The new VISTA Collaboratory, located in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, completes a high performance supercomputing system on a massive scale and is one of only a handful of similar labs in the U.S. The display consists of an array of 24 monitors, is 20 feet wide and 8 feet tall, and has a resolution approaching that of IMAX theaters.

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Grant extends reach of URMC smoking cessation efforts

Grant extends reach of URMC smoking cessation efforts

June 23, 2014

Through the $1.49 million grant, Health Systems Change for a Smoke Free NY — Finger Lakes Region will help health centers identify and intervene with every tobacco user seeking care.

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