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Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

January 19, 2018

In a new research report, professor David Primo argues that there’s a disconnect between what the public believe about campaign finance law and the reality, and that many popular reform proposals unlikely to bring the desired results.

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Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

January 17, 2018

Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas if and when it reaches the atmosphere. Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether or not this 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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For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

January 8, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received telemedicine appointments and in-school care cut their ER visits in half.

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Device creates negative mass — and a novel way to generate lasers

Device creates negative mass — and a novel way to generate lasers

January 3, 2018

Rochester researchers have created particles with negative mass in an atomically thin semiconductor, using a device that creates an optical microcavity.

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Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

December 14, 2017

Chemo-brain, or cancer-related cognitive impairment, is estimated to impact 80 percent of people in treatment. A new Medical Center study shows that inflammation in the blood plays a key role.

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The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

December 13, 2017

Just before dawn on May 18, 1683, pirates stormed the port city of Veracruz, capturing around 1,500 people and selling them to the slave markets of Haiti and South Carolina. Pablo Sierra Silva, assistant professor of history, is on a mission to trace what happened to them.

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Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

December 13, 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure–railway stations specifically–and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art.

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Chemists go ‘back to the future’ to untangle quantum dot mystery

Chemists go ‘back to the future’ to untangle quantum dot mystery

December 12, 2017

For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots – nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable properties. But quantum dot synthesis has occurred largely by trial and error. Thanks to the work of two Rochester chemists, that may be about to change.

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Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

December 7, 2017

New research is helping scientists figure out how to harness the brain’s plasticity to rewire connections lost due to injury or stroke, an advance that could accelerate the development of neuro-prosthetics.

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