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Researchers send electricity, light along same super-thin wire

Researchers send electricity, light along same super-thin wire

September 4, 2014

A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light.

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“Face Time” for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease

“Face Time” for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease

August 29, 2014

Now, with the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, the face can also reveal whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation. The technology was developed in a partnership between the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Xerox.

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Doing more with less: New technique efficiently finds quantum wave functions

Doing more with less: New technique efficiently finds quantum wave functions

August 28, 2014

University researchers have introduced a new method, called compressive direct measurement, that allowed the team to reconstruct a quantum state at 90 percent fidelity using only a quarter of the measurements required by previous methods.

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Researchers receive $3.4 million to study experimental HIV drug combo

Researchers receive $3.4 million to study experimental HIV drug combo

August 28, 2014

Each of the experimental HIV drugs has been in development for several years, one at Rochester and the other at Nebraska. Earlier this year they were tested together, to determine whether one drug might interfere with the other. To the astonishment of the researchers, the opposite occurred: one drug boosted the effectiveness of the other.

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Duality principle is “safe and sound”: Researchers clear up apparent violation of quantum mechanics’ wave-particle duality

August 25, 2014

When scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, The results were both “strange” and “incredible.” It took Robert Boyd and his colleagues nearly a year and a half to figure out what was going on.

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Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support,  thanks to a South American ant

Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant

August 21, 2014

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of biology at the University of Rochester. “We now have evidence that speciation can take place within a single colony.”

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$2 Million gift to support Alzheimer’s care, research

$2 Million gift to support Alzheimer’s care, research

August 18, 2014

The third professorship that has been endowed in the Fine family name, this is one of 83 new endowed professorships that have been created during The Meliora Challenge.

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$4M NIH grant supports research to prevent sudden cardiac death

$4M NIH grant supports research to prevent sudden cardiac death

August 12, 2014

Cardiologist Arthur J. Moss will lead a five-year analysis of the genetic condition called Long QT Syndrome, type 3. The research focuses on identifying the basic cellular mechanisms involved in the disorder and any overlap with common heart rhythm disorders.

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Researchers awarded $2.1M to study e-cigarettes

Researchers awarded $2.1M to study e-cigarettes

August 7, 2014

The research team is taking a three-pronged approach to the issue, studying the effects of e-cigarettes and other nontraditional tobacco products on humans, in rodents, and on the cellular level.

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Baby aspirin? Many doctors don’t recommend, despite guidelines

Baby aspirin? Many doctors don’t recommend, despite guidelines

August 5, 2014

In a nationwide student, School of Medicine and Dentistry researchers found that a majority of middle-aged men and women eligible to take aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke do not recall their doctors ever telling them to do so.

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