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Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle

Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle

April 20, 2018

A new Rochester study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted “dead zones,” changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle.

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Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

April 19, 2018

Genetics is a crapshoot, with genes from both parents combining and recombining to produce combinations unique to each offspring. While genetic recombination is vital to natural selection, there is always a risk that “selfish DNA” will enter the mix, causing abnormal crossovers that can manifest as birth defects. Some species have evolved to display far more crossover than others, and scientists in Rochester have discovered a gene in fruit flies that is responsible for the evolution of these recombination rates.

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Scholars call for more research into gun violence

Scholars call for more research into gun violence

April 6, 2018

More than a dozen researchers—from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other major institutions around the country—presented at the two-day symposium, aimed at addressing dearth of research data on gun violence.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

April 5, 2018

The University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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Mobile apps could hold key to Parkinson’s research

Mobile apps could hold key to Parkinson’s research

March 26, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that smartphone technology can accurately track the severity of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The findings could help researchers and clinicians develop new drugs and better treatments for this challenging disease.

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New computing device would let microprocessors go ‘all out’

New computing device would let microprocessors go ‘all out’

March 15, 2018

Researcher Mohammad Kazemi has proposed an entirely new concept for computer architecture to overcome the problems of heat transfer inherent in traditional microprocessors.

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What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

March 6, 2018

Researchers in the University’s Ice Core Lab shared a viral video that shows the “unexpected and fascinating” noise that when it hits the bottom of a borehole in Antarctica.

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New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth’s magnetic field

New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth’s magnetic field

February 27, 2018

Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, researchers have extended their record of Earth’s magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium.

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Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

February 22, 2018

Biomedical engineers have identified a brain signal that indicates whether a person is comprehending what others are saying—and have shown they can track the signal using relatively inexpensive EEG readings taken on a person’s scalp.

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