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100th Optical Society meeting a showcase for research

100th Optical Society meeting a showcase for research

October 14, 2016

Next-generation endoscopes to diagnose cancer and high-power laser amplifiers for communications will be more feasible, thanks to University researchers whose work will be showcased at the Optical Society’s 100th annual meeting.

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Research to explore new therapies for Huntington’s disease

Research to explore new therapies for Huntington’s disease

October 12, 2016

A new grant anticipated to total more than $10.5 million over next five years will help Medical Center scientists develop a stem cell-based therapy that swaps sick brain cells for healthy ones.

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Wilmot scientists exploit cell metabolism to attack cancer

Wilmot scientists exploit cell metabolism to attack cancer

October 12, 2016

Medical Center researchers have shown for the first time how cancer-causing mutations control and alter the way cancer cells biosynthesize and replicate.

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Director of National Institutes of Health visits Medical Center

Director of National Institutes of Health visits Medical Center

October 11, 2016

Francis Collins met with graduate students and junior researchers to discuss the importance of communicating science to the public and policymakers, and increasing diversity in biomedical research.

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‘Unconference’ stirs the pot of health care data

‘Unconference’ stirs the pot of health care data

October 7, 2016

This November, RocHD3: Rochester Healthcare Deep Data Dive will give both students and professionals the opportunity to discuss the structure, uses, and issues in health care data analysis in an ‘unconference’ format.

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‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

September 29, 2016

Rochester engineers have developed a simple theoretical model to calculate the force needed to move a rover across the ocean floor or through the granular terrain of other planets, for example, without having to run experiments to test those materials.

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Rare mutation weakens flu virus

Rare mutation weakens flu virus

September 28, 2016

Researchers at the Medical Center have identified a rare, naturally occurring influenza mutation that weakens the virus and could be used to develop new live flu vaccines.

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NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

September 27, 2016

An award of $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program will create a regional hub for research-driven commercialization and leverage the national network of I-Corps Nodes.

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Nuclear protein causes cancer to become more aggressive

Nuclear protein causes cancer to become more aggressive

September 27, 2016

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and deadly of childhood cancers, and Medical Center researchers have discovered that aggressive forms of the cancer contain a specific protein in their cells’ nuclei not found in more benign cases.

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Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

September 21, 2016

When Leslie Valiant delivered his 2011 Turing lecture, “it was one of the most scientifically inspiring speeches I have seen,” says Chen Ding, computer science professor and co-organizer of the 29th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers of Parallel Computing.

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