Scientists have discovered that a rare variant of muscular dystrophy is the result of two unrelated genetic flaws. These then produce toxins that damage muscle cells and trigger the symptoms of the disease.
Work by a group of graduate students and chemistry professors is advancing what is sometimes considered the “holy grail” of energy science: lowering the cost while increasing the output of sunlight-powered hydrogen-production systems. The solution: nanocrystals and nickel catalysts.
Blind mole rats and naked mole rats—both subterranean rodents with long life spans—are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Rochester biologists have now determined that the mechanism for fighting off cancer differs between the two.
After decades of research in regenerative medicine, Medical Center scientists contend we are now on the threshold of human application of stem cell therapies for a class of neurological diseases known as myelin disorders – a list that includes conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.
A leading expert in the fields of coherence and polarization properties of optical fields, he is well known for collaborating with Nobel Laureate Max Born on the book Principles of Optics. First published in 1959, it is now in its seventh edition and widely used by students to this day.
The most common reasons for the falls were poor tree-stand construction or maintenance, loss of balance, alcohol use, fatigue and dizziness. Most of the accidents were preventable if hunters, who were all men between the ages of 15 and 69, had worn a safety harness.
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.