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In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

November 16, 2017

Scientists at the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory have ruled out two pulsars as the source of an unexpectedly large presence of positrons in our corner of the galaxy. Could they come from something more complex and exotic: dark matter?

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Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

November 8, 2017

Using the strange rules of quantum mechanics, researchers were able to put a quantum bit in a superposition of two different energy states at the same time in order to speed up the accurate measurement of frequencies.

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In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine

In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine

November 3, 2017

Using the University’s supercomputers to analyze H1N1 flu viruses circulating since 1918, a new Medical Center study points to the pros and cons of targeting the “stalk” of the flu virus to develop a new vaccine.

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Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

October 31, 2017

A pathway that enables embryonic cells to develop into different organs can be reactivated by cancer cells. A cyclic peptide has been found that can block the activation of this pathway, and is also less likely to trigger resistance in cancer cells.

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At 85, chemist Donald Batesky makes late-career discovery

At 85, chemist Donald Batesky makes late-career discovery

October 25, 2017

Back in 1959, early in his career as a Kodak chemist, Donald Batesky was lead author of a paper in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Now the 85-year-old research associate is lead author again, for discovering a technique that had been overlooked for years.

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Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

October 17, 2017

The third Bright Line Watch survey, co-authored by Rochester political scientist Gretchen Helmke, focuses on the health of U.S. democratic institutions and compares the results from thousands of political professionals with the general public.

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Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

October 3, 2017

Teenagers whose classes begin before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk, according to a recent Medical Center study that is one of the first to look specifically at school start times and compromised sleep quality.

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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

September 27, 2017

Optics professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle.

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Firefly researchers mapping ‘world’s second-most interesting genome’

Firefly researchers mapping ‘world’s second-most interesting genome’

September 19, 2017

“Fireflies only tend to be out during the summer months in Rochester,” says assistant professor of biology Amanda Larracuente. “The end of summer is when we’re frantic about getting all our work done.” Her team is now the first to successfully sequence the firefly genome.

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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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