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Funding aimed at fusion energy awarded to Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Sandia National Laboratories collaboration

Funding aimed at fusion energy awarded to Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Sandia National Laboratories collaboration

June 30, 2015

The award seeks to build upon recent successes of Sandia’s Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) concept. The concept uses a laser to heat fusion fuel contained in a small cylinder as it is compressed by the huge magnetic field of Sandia’s massive Z accelerator.

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How understanding GPS can help you hit a curveball

How understanding GPS can help you hit a curveball

June 22, 2015

Our brains track moving objects by applying one of the algorithms your phone’s GPS uses, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. This same algorithm also explains why we are fooled by several motion-related optical illusions, including the sudden “break” of baseball’s well known “curveball illusion.”

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$10 million grant funds center to study OCD

$10 million grant funds center to study OCD

June 4, 2015

A new research center, led by professor of pharmacology and physiology Susan Haber, will work to map the networks in the brain disrupted in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Exercise may combat ‘chemo-brain’ in cancer patients

Exercise may combat ‘chemo-brain’ in cancer patients

June 1, 2015

New data from University scientists shows that cancer patients might feel their best if they simply maintain or only slightly increase their physical activity throughout chemotherapy instead of letting it decline.

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MC10 partners with University to advance patient-centered research

MC10 partners with University to advance patient-centered research

May 28, 2015

Massachusetts company MC10 will join forces with the University to test its BioStamp wearable biometric technology in various clinical settings, and to work to translate patient healthcare data into new treatments and predictive health analytics.

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Using light to separate good from bad in antioxidant therapy

Using light to separate good from bad in antioxidant therapy

May 15, 2015

Most dietary advice includes a plug for antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries and spinach. So why have so many antioxidant-based therapies failed in clinical trials? A $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to a junior investigator at the School of Medicine and Dentistry aims to find out.

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Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

May 4, 2015

Until now, optically active quantum dots have not been observed in materials consisting of a single layer of atom, also known as 2D materials. Rochester researchers have shown how the 2D material tungsten diselenide can be fashioned into an atomically thin semiconductor that serves as a platform for solid-state quantum dots.

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Rochester team receives National Eye Institute grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration

Rochester team receives National Eye Institute grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration

May 1, 2015

The imaging system being developed at Rochester builds on work pioneered by David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision. Williams pioneered the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications.

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Medical Center start-up takes aim at memory, cognition problems

Medical Center start-up takes aim at memory, cognition problems

April 30, 2015

Medications are available to treat many of the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, but there is no drug that improves the memory and cognitive problems that often plague patients. A new start-up company, built around research conducted at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, hopes to change that.

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