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Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

April 16, 2018

Kathryn Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Martina Poletti, assistant professor of neuroscience, are this year’s recipients of University Furth Fund awards.

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Congress’ spending bill funds the agencies, programs important to the University

Congress’ spending bill funds the agencies, programs important to the University

March 25, 2018

In this final spending bill, Congress rejected many of the cuts and program eliminations proposed by the Administration in its FY18 budget request and instead provided increases to federal investments in scientific research, education, student aid, and healthcare programs.

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Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

February 6, 2018

A researcher and a computer engineer team up to build a mobile app that is already starting to help parents and caregivers facing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

January 18, 2018

While existing technology for detecting bruises works well for light-skinned victims, it’s a less effective for people of color. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Rochester has set out to change that.

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Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

December 28, 2017

Hussein Aluie, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded an additional 90 million hours of computer time in 2018 by the US Department of Energy to produce detailed simulations of fluid instabilities that hinder fusion “ignition.”

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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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Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

December 8, 2017

Chunlei Guo, with the Institute of Optics, and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, with the Department of Pediatrics, were recently awarded separate $1.5 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Gates Foundation grants ever awarded in the University’s history.

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Medical Center awarded nearly $6 million to study deadly bone infections

Medical Center awarded nearly $6 million to study deadly bone infections

November 6, 2017

A five-year award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease will allow the Center for Musculoskeletal Research to create a new multidisciplinary research program.

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‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

October 25, 2017

A Medical Center team recently received a $3.8 million grant to continue their investigation of an innovative technology that could lead to preventative treatments for radiation damage in patients.

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