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University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

June 23, 2014

The new VISTA Collaboratory, located in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, completes a high performance supercomputing system on a massive scale and is one of only a handful of similar labs in the U.S. The display consists of an array of 24 monitors, is 20 feet wide and 8 feet tall, and has a resolution approaching that of IMAX theaters.

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Grant extends reach of URMC smoking cessation efforts

Grant extends reach of URMC smoking cessation efforts

June 23, 2014

Through the $1.49 million grant, Health Systems Change for a Smoke Free NY — Finger Lakes Region will help health centers identify and intervene with every tobacco user seeking care.

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Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

June 16, 2014

Physicists have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped 10 times longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. Nanocavities are key components of nanophotonics circuits.

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Protein anchors help keep embryonic development “just right”

Protein anchors help keep embryonic development “just right”

June 12, 2014

Findings on the cellular-level regulation of proteins called histones by lipid droplets, or “fat depots,” shines light on chromosome production – and possible manipulation of that process.

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U.S. News: Golisano Children’s Hospital Orthopaedics among nation’s best

U.S. News: Golisano Children’s Hospital Orthopaedics among nation’s best

June 10, 2014

In the recently-released 2014-2015 rankings, the service ranked 44th among 183 eligible pediatric centers. This is the sixth year in a row the team has earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals listing.

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New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

June 6, 2014

exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is seen in humans who have autism and schizophrenia.

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Better tissue healing with disappearing hydrogels

Better tissue healing with disappearing hydrogels

June 6, 2014

When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. A new technique keeps the stem cells in place, resulting in faster and better tissue regeneration.

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UR Medicine launches Wilmot Cancer Institute, campaign for cancer research

UR Medicine launches Wilmot Cancer Institute, campaign for cancer research

May 8, 2014

The new organizational structure applies to all of clinical and research programs in cancer, including its growing network of satellite locations. In addition, it announced a $30 million campaign to support cancer research.

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CEIS awarded grant to fund national photonics roadmap

CEIS awarded grant to fund national photonics roadmap

May 8, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $500,000 to the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences to lead the development of a national roadmap for photonics.

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Hispanic seniors 35% less likely to have prescription drug coverage

Hispanic seniors 35% less likely to have prescription drug coverage

May 6, 2014

A Medical Center study shows that disparities in coverage between whites and Hispanics persists despite the existence of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan – also known as Part D – and the availability of assistance to help pay insurance premiums.

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