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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

In domestic abuse cases, early documentation of bruises and other injuries is key. But that’s where it gets tricky: often bruises don’t show up until a few days after the attack. Some jurisdictions use alternative light sources to identify bruising before it if visible to the eye. But while existing technology works well for light-skinned victims—it’s a lot 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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Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

October 2, 2017

New research will seek to understand why people who are HIV-positive are more susceptible to a progressive cerebrovascular disease that can ultimately give rise to dementia.

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Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

September 25, 2017

Rochester is participating in the largest long-term study of brain development and child health, following the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children from ages 9-10 through early adulthood.

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Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2017

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging brings together scientists from the Medical Center and engineers from the River Campus to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s waste removal system.

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