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Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

February 6, 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.

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Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

February 2, 2018

A Medical Center shows for the first time that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 1, 2018

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, and the University is joining with other Rochester institutions to honor Douglass’s life and work in his adopted city.

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History class uses podcasts to explore Erie Canal

History class uses podcasts to explore Erie Canal

January 31, 2018

Students in professor Thomas Fleischman’s class didn’t write a research paper at the end of their class about the environmental history of the Erie Canal. Instead, they produced a podcast series, and Fleischman is already planning for a second season.

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Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

January 31, 2018

University of Rochester chemists are working on changes to existing batteries to provide clean energy when the sun isn’t shining and the wind doesn’t blow.

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Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

January 23, 2018

Olivares will report directly to the dean of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering faculty. The move elevates the recognition and consideration of the importance of diversity issues within the Deans’ Office.

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Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

January 18, 2018

While existing technology for detecting bruises works well for light-skinned victims, it’s a less effective for people of color. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Rochester has set out to change that.

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Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

January 17, 2018

Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.

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Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

January 15, 2018

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that a three-drug combination can simultaneously target the cancer cells as well as the other harmful, inflammatory cells within the tumor.

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Richard Feldman appointed interim president

Richard Feldman appointed interim president

January 12, 2018

The Board of Trustees has announced that professor Richard Feldman, former dean of the College, will serve as interim president. Professor Feldman has served the University for more than 40 years. He will replace Joel Seligman, who has announced he will step down as president on February 28.

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