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Researchers demonstrate record optical nonlinearity

Researchers demonstrate record optical nonlinearity

April 28, 2016

A team led by Robert Boyd has demonstrated that the transparent, electrical conductor indium tin oxide can result in up to 100 times greater nonlinearity than other known materials, a potential ‘game changer’ for photonics applications.

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Subtle chemical changes in brain can alter sleep-wake cycle

Subtle chemical changes in brain can alter sleep-wake cycle

April 28, 2016

A new study by Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine, reveals that our sleep-wake state appears to be dependent upon the concentration and balance of ions in the cerebral spinal fluid.

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Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness

Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness

April 27, 2016

Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question– summed up in the famous Drake equation–has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a new paper shows that the recent discoveries of exoplanets combined with a broader approach to the question makes it possible to assign a new empirically valid probability to whether any other advanced technological civilizations have ever existed.

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Immune cells contribute to bone breakdown in rheumatoid arthritis

Immune cells contribute to bone breakdown in rheumatoid arthritis

April 14, 2016

Medical Center researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of bone erosion and a possible biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis. The group is the first to demonstrate that immune cells, called B cells, contribute directly to the breakdown of bone.

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‘Honeycomb’ of nanotubes could boost genetic engineering

‘Honeycomb’ of nanotubes could boost genetic engineering

April 6, 2016

Medical Center researchers have developed a new and highly efficient method for gene transfer that could successfully deliver DNA into tens of thousands of cells simultaneously.

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Study uncovers the science behind bodily secretions

Study uncovers the science behind bodily secretions

April 5, 2016

The secretion of fluids such as saliva and digestive juices is vital to keeping our bodies running day and night. A new study at the School of Medicine and Dentistry uncovers a previously mysterious process that makes these secretions possible.

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Experimental therapy shrinks pancreas tumors

Experimental therapy shrinks pancreas tumors

April 4, 2016

The results of an Wilmot Cancer Institute clinical trial for pancreatic cancer show that an experimental drug, coupled with chemotherapy, can control tumors well enough to make some patients eligible for surgery.

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The challenges of preserving historic structures

The challenges of preserving historic structures

March 28, 2016

Researchers from the U.S., Singapore, Ghana and Italy will give talks at “Analysis and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments: Challenges and Approaches Across Disciplines.”

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Q&A: New ways to make molecules

Q&A: New ways to make molecules

March 28, 2016

Daniel Weix specializes in developing better ways of creating molecules with the goal of speeding up the discovery of useful compounds, including pharmaceuticals.

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$3.6 million grant supports pediatric asthma research

$3.6 million grant supports pediatric asthma research

March 23, 2016

Jill Halterman, professor of pediatrics, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to research a preventive asthma intervention that could help patients better manage their condition while reducing acute emergency room visits.

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