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Meet one of <em>Popular Science</em> magazine’s ‘Brilliant 10’

Meet one of Popular Science magazine’s ‘Brilliant 10’

September 20, 2021

Rochester biomedical engineer Michael Giacomelli is pursuing a quicker way to detect skin cancer.

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Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity

Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity

September 15, 2021

The Moore Foundation award will also help Ranga Dias recruit other US scientists to join the quest to create viable superconducting materials.

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Smaller is better for detecting biomarkers of trauma and cancer

Smaller is better for detecting biomarkers of trauma and cancer

September 15, 2021

Detecting tiny biomarkers circulating in our bodies is problematic and costly. Researchers are developing a cost-effective detection device using nanotechnology.

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New tool cuts guesswork about ‘eddy killing’ in oceans

New tool cuts guesswork about ‘eddy killing’ in oceans

August 19, 2021

Using satellite imagery, University of Rochester scientists have provided the first direct measure of how eddy killing affects Earth’s oceans.

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Christopher Deeney named deputy director at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Christopher Deeney named deputy director at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

August 18, 2021

Deeney brings extensive experience running complex operations to this new role at the University’s Laser Lab.

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Fusion progress validates a 40-year quest

Fusion progress validates a 40-year quest

August 18, 2021

Lawrence Livermore researchers ignited a burst of more than 10 quadrillion watts of fusion power. That’s cause for celebration at Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, a close collaborator on laser-driven implosion techniques.

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Pulsed lasers in liquids speed up the hunt for effective catalysts

Pulsed lasers in liquids speed up the hunt for effective catalysts

July 30, 2021

In the most comprehensive, up-to-date survey of a technology that was first developed in 1987, Rochester researchers have documented the advantages of using the pulsed-laser-in-liquids technique over traditional wet laboratory methods.

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Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

July 26, 2021

From insulator to metal and back again—a new phenomenon reported by researchers at the University Rochester and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ‘will find a place in physics textbooks.’

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A new way to prepare doctors for difficult conversations

A new way to prepare doctors for difficult conversations

July 15, 2021

University of Rochester researchers have developed SOPHIE, a virtual ‘patient’ that trains doctors in explaining end-of-life options.

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Accomplished University administrator heads back to the lab

Accomplished University administrator heads back to the lab

June 28, 2021

Richard Waugh returns to his research lab full time on July 1 after serving in multiple leadership positions, including most recently as vice provost for research.

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