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What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

October 31, 2016

Andrew Light, a climate change policy expert and a philosopher, explains why the Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in climate change diplomacy, as this month’s Humanities Center Lecture Series continues its focus on the environment.

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Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

October 27, 2016

Rochester engineering professor Kevin Parker has devised a way to differentiate fine details in medical ultrasound images that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray.

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Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

October 26, 2016

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (right), joined by Senator Charles Schumer, made his first visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics yesterday. Moniz and Schumer met with researchers and toured the facility, which is seen as a driver for regional innovation and growth.

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Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

October 14, 2016

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

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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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