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Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

May 15, 2017

The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.

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Solar team hopes new boat will make a ‘splash’ at June competition

Solar team hopes new boat will make a ‘splash’ at June competition

May 11, 2017

What’s new about the Solar Splash boat this year? Everything. The team is confident as their prepare to compete against 15 other colleges in a race of solar-powered electric boats.

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Jones receives Royal Society of Chemistry award

Jones receives Royal Society of Chemistry award

May 9, 2017

University of Rochester chemistry researcher for honored for discovering new methods for converting hydrocarbons into chemicals found in useful, everyday products.

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d.health Summit showcases innovative approaches to aging

d.health Summit showcases innovative approaches to aging

May 8, 2017

Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. To address this challenge, the University’s third annual d.health Summit will convene thought leaders across health care, finance, technology, and policy.

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Competition showcases beauty in engineering, science

Competition showcases beauty in engineering, science

May 5, 2017

“You can see the most incredible images in things you never would have thought of,” says Hajim School of Engineering dean Wendi Heinzelman describing the student artwork on display in the the annual Art of Science Competition.

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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

April 26, 2017

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—is widely used in laboratory experiments. But what Rochester researchers found when examining the guts of fruit flies in the wild bears little resemblance to what is seen in the lab.

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Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

April 24, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure.

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Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

April 24, 2017

Launched in 2016, the institute serves as a hub, bringing together researchers in fields such as public health and political science, with experts in machine learning and data mining.

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