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Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence

Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence

May 8, 2018

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study led by the Medical Center.

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‘Groundbreaking and transformative’ work at Undergraduate Research Expo

‘Groundbreaking and transformative’ work at Undergraduate Research Expo

May 3, 2018

“It’s students crossing boundaries between disciplines, asking questions, and coming up with innovative and exciting answers to the challenges that face us in the contemporary world.”

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US democratic performance declines on most measures

US democratic performance declines on most measures

May 2, 2018

Both the general public and political science experts rate the performance of US democratic institutions significantly lower than half a year ago, according to the fifth and latest survey from Bright Line Watch.

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New method eliminates guesswork when lenses go freeform

New method eliminates guesswork when lenses go freeform

May 2, 2018

Lenses and mirrors with freeform rather than symmetric can lead to optical devices that are more effective than ever before. A new design method would eliminate the expensive trail-and-error needed to work with freeform optics.

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Horses get the flu, too

Horses get the flu, too

April 30, 2018

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, and now Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that is not only safer and more effective for horses, but also protects people.

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Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

April 26, 2018

Painstakingly searching through three colonial archives in Puebla, Mexico, assistant professor of history Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva reaches beyond traditional master-slave narratives in his latest study of afro-indigenous interactions in Mexico’s urban centers.

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Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean nitrogen cycle

Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean 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

Some species have evolved to display far more genetic 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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Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

April 19, 2018

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new Medical Center study.

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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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