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Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

July 18, 2014

Blood-sampling studies led by comparative medicine professor and chair Jeff Wyatt are showing promising signs for the fish, for the once-troubled embayment of the lower Genesee — and, potentially, for the local economy.

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Bend in Appalachian mountain chain finally explained

Bend in Appalachian mountain chain finally explained

July 18, 2014

Rochester researchers now know what causes the bend in the otherwise straight line of the Appalachian Mountains, and this new understanding of the region’s underlying structures could inform debates over the practice of hyrdrofracking.

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NIH awards $9 million for study of immune system in action

NIH awards $9 million for study of immune system in action

July 17, 2014

The five-year grant funds work to adapt and develop cutting-edge imaging techniques. Researchers will make use of the University’s Multiphoton Core Facility, which contains state-of-the-art systems enabling in vivo (Latin for “in the living”) imaging and analysis.

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Women feel threatened by ‘the lady in red’

Women feel threatened by ‘the lady in red’

July 14, 2014

In a new study, psychology graduate student Adam Pazda found that women believe that other women who wear red are more sexually promiscuous and were less likely to introduce their husband or boyfriend to a woman wearing red.

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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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Rochester hospitals collaborate to reduce Medicaid costs

Rochester hospitals collaborate to reduce Medicaid costs

July 7, 2014

The goal is to reduce avoidable hospital admissions by 25 percent over five years by keeping patients healthier.

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$3.6 Million grant funds asthma study for urban teens

$3.6 Million grant funds asthma study for urban teens

July 7, 2014

The most common chronic childhood illness, asthma affects an estimated 1 in 10 children and teenagers in the United States. Low-income and minority youth develop asthma even more often.

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Visits by nurses help at-risk moms, kids live longer

Visits by nurses help at-risk moms, kids live longer

July 7, 2014

The study of 1,138 young mothers was done in Memphis, Tenn., and began in 1990. Most participants were African-American, age 18 or younger, unmarried, unemployed, and did not have high school diplomas.

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Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

July 3, 2014

During their week at Photon Camp, 18 students from several local high schools and the Bergen Academy in New Jersey will attend lectures in the mornings, and get some hands on experience in the laboratory during the afternoons.

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“Compressive sensing” provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

“Compressive sensing” provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

June 27, 2014

Physicists have shown that a technique called compressive sensing offers a way to measure both variables at the same time, without violating the Uncertainty Principle.

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