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Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

August 16, 2018

In a new study, Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein that makes bacterial like E. coli so resilient. Their research may lead to more targeted antibiotics and other drug therapies.

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Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

August 14, 2018

You may not know it, but whenever you eat cheese, ice cream, or yogurt, you are also ingesting microscopic lipid droplets. Long thought of merely as formless blobs of fat, lipids are now proving crucial for understanding how embryos survive and how obesity affects the body.

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Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

August 1, 2018

A new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels.

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Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

July 24, 2018

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding or bruising.

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Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

July 23, 2018

Liquid metallic hydrogen is not present naturally on Earth and has only been created in a handful of places, including the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. LLE scientists are researching the properties of liquid metallic hyrdrogen to understand how planets both inside and outside our solar system form magnetic shields.

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Measuring each point of a beam of light

Measuring each point of a beam of light

July 11, 2018

A University of Rochester research team has devised a much simpler way to measure beams of light—even powerful, superfast pulsed laser beams that require very complicated devices to characterize their properties.

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Cancer ‘fight’ may keep men from palliative care

Cancer ‘fight’ may keep men from palliative care

July 10, 2018

According to a University of Rochester Medical Center study, men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, and may view palliative options as a sign of “giving up.”

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Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

June 22, 2018

In a 3-year study, Rochester psychologists found children with strong sibling relationships experience less distress in response to future fighting between parents.

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Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

June 20, 2018

A University researcher who predicted that laser pulses could generate ultrafast electrical currents in theory now believes he can explain exactly how and why actual experiments to create these currents have succeeded.

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