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Partnership will help create ‘eyes and ears’ for photonics technologies

Partnership will help create ‘eyes and ears’ for photonics technologies

March 30, 2017

A new Defense Department project will help researchers develop sensors for photonics-based systems with applications in environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, and detection of chemical and biological weapons.

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Student work earns national praise in data science competition

Student work earns national praise in data science competition

March 24, 2017

A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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On the hunt for asteroids to avoid ‘near miss’ with Earth

On the hunt for asteroids to avoid ‘near miss’ with Earth

March 22, 2017

In 2013, a group of Rochester and NASA scientists proposed the NEOCam, or “Near-Earth Object Camera,” based on an infrared detector developed here in Rochester. This year, NASA announced extended funding for the program.

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Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

March 16, 2017

In one current clinical trial, biosensors worn by patients with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease generate 25 million measurements over a two-day period.

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Imaging at the speed of light

Imaging at the speed of light

March 13, 2017

Chunlei Guo and his team have used lasers to make materials extremely water repellent. Now the researchers can visualize, for the first time, the complete evolution of micro- and nanoscale structural formation on the material’s surface.

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Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

March 10, 2017

Machine learning provides computers with the ability to learn from labeled examples and observations of data. Researchers at Rochester are developing computer programs incorporating machine learning to teach robots and software to understand natural language and body language, make predictions from social media, and model human cognition.

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Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

March 10, 2017

Can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? Or teach a person to become a better public speaker? Visiting undergraduates–many from under-represented groups in the STEM fields–will work on summer projects investigating these questions and more.

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The brain’s “garbage truck” also does deliveries

The brain’s “garbage truck” also does deliveries

March 9, 2017

The brain’s waste removal system serves as both trash collector and delivery service, providing neurons with a protein important to maintaining cognitive function while simultaneously cleaning brain tissue.

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The mysteries of music—and the key of data

The mysteries of music—and the key of data

March 6, 2017

Researchers at the University are at the cutting edge of the intersection of data science and music: developing databases to study music history, and creating algorithms to automatically identify a genre or singer.

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Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

March 3, 2017

There are many examples of DNA damage being associated with aging, but never has a reduction in DNA damage been shown to extend lifespan. Rochester research has made this connection, and identified an enzyme that can be targeted to reduce that damage.

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