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Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19

Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19

July 8, 2020

Bats carry many viruses, including the one behind COVID-19, without becoming ill. University of Rochester biologists are studying the immune system of bats to find potential ways to “mimic” that system in humans.

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Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world

Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world

June 19, 2020

Rochester physicists are exploring new ways of creating quantum-mechanical interactions between distant electrons. The research marks an important advance in quantum computing.

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Does intelligent life exist on other planets? Technosignatures may hold new clues

Does intelligent life exist on other planets? Technosignatures may hold new clues

June 18, 2020

Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, is searching for “technosignatures,” or the physical and chemical traces of advanced civilizations, among the 4,000 or so exoplanets scientists have found so far.

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Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

June 15, 2020

New Rochester research indicates some neurons can shift to process information about movement depending on the brain’s current frame of reference.

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Rochester researchers unlock clues to a dramatic chapter of Earth’s geological history

Rochester researchers unlock clues to a dramatic chapter of Earth’s geological history

June 10, 2020

New Rochester research indicates that the global glaciation period known as Snowball Earth began earlier than previously thought, work that adds to the understanding of how the planet’s climate changes.

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Instrument to detect dark energy is poised for debut

Instrument to detect dark energy is poised for debut

June 2, 2020

Members of a University of Rochester cosmology group who are a key part of a multi-institutional effort to create the most detailed 3-D map ever made of the universe are looking forward to the launch of the instrument later this year in Arizona.

The team—Regina Demina, professor of physics; Satya Gontcho A Gontcho, postdoctoral research associate; Segev BenZvi, assistant professor of physics; and Kelly Douglass, visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy—are working on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project, an initiative to provide a more comprehensive look at dark energy and how it’s influencing the expansion of the universe. The instrument—including the 5,000 robotic positioners of the telescope’s focal plane (above)—will capture data from 35 million galaxies, potentially providing insight about the life cycle of galaxies and about the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the lead institution on the project, announced on June 1 that DESI was complete and was moving toward its startup.

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‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

May 27, 2020

A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. A new study offers hope for stroke patients who have suffered vision loss—provided their treatment begins early.

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Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Computational scientists win a National Science Foundation grant to develop a tool to provide accurate, timely information to local-level policymakers monitoring the spread of COVID-19.

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Rochester scientist earns national recognition for research

Rochester scientist earns national recognition for research

May 4, 2020

Adam Snyder, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences and neuroscience, has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded to young scientists considered to be future leaders in the scientific community.

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Teaching a large lab class—virtually

Teaching a large lab class—virtually

May 1, 2020

Biology professors Dragony Fu and Alexis Stein have creatively adapted a 250-plus-student class—with a lab—to a virtual environment.

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