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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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Rochester leads new multi-institutional effort to study “extreme matter”

Rochester leads new multi-institutional effort to study “extreme matter”

September 7, 2017

Institutions including Cornell, Michigan, Princeton, and Stanford will join Rochester in developing an instrument to produce and study matter that exists under pressures far higher than either on or inside Earth.

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Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

July 26, 2017

The grant will support a network of more than 50 institutions across the country aimed at turning scientific discoveries into health benefits faster.

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Can the sunshine vitamin help lymphoma patients?

Can the sunshine vitamin help lymphoma patients?

July 19, 2017

A new $3 million grant to the Wilmot Cancer Institute allows oncologists to evaluate whether adding vitamin D to standard therapy will help cancer patients live longer.

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‘Federal support for research is critical to the University’s scientific enterprise’

‘Federal support for research is critical to the University’s scientific enterprise’

April 11, 2017

The proposed cuts would severely impact our research programs and University operations and significantly diminish the University’s contribution to regional economic growth.

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Partnership will help create ‘eyes and ears’ for photonics technologies

Partnership will help create ‘eyes and ears’ for photonics technologies

March 30, 2017

A new Defense Department project will help researchers develop sensors for photonics-based systems with applications in environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, and detection of chemical and biological weapons.

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URMC awarded up to $9M to study infectious threats

URMC awarded up to $9M to study infectious threats

January 24, 2017

The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention renews the University’s role as a member of the Emerging Infections Program, a national network that monitors several infectious threats and conducts studies that guide policy related to prevention and treatment.

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Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne

Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne

January 23, 2017

Most academic grants come with money, but Hussein Aluie has received a research boost that money can’t buy. The assistant professor of mechanical engineering has been awarded access to the supercomputer Mira, which will allow his team to do in four days what it would take a desktop computer more than 2,000 years to complete.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

November 3, 2016

University researchers hope to improve the odds of surviving acute myeloid leukemia by loading a promising compound into nanoparticles that will target the inner recesses of bone marrow where leukemia stem cells lurk.

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