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Finally, a way to see molecules ‘wobble’

Finally, a way to see molecules ‘wobble’

October 22, 2020

Breakthrough by international optics team reveals how proteins behave in 3D, enabling new insights into cell behavior and disease progression

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Quantum engines? Entanglement as fuel?

Quantum engines? Entanglement as fuel?

October 15, 2020

It’s still more science fiction than science fact, but perfect energy efficiency may be one step closer due to new research by Rochester physicists.

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Harvey Alter’s Nobel Prize honors a half-century quest

Harvey Alter’s Nobel Prize honors a half-century quest

October 9, 2020

Nobel laureate Harvey Alter’s work as an NIH hematologist led to profound improvements in blood transfusion safety and starkly reduced transmission of a potentially deadly virus.

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Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

October 7, 2020

Rochester researchers combine videography and artificial intelligence to track the interactions of microscopic immune cells in a living eye without dyes or damage, a first for imaging science.

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A route to better antibiotics: understanding ‘stressed bacteria’

A route to better antibiotics: understanding ‘stressed bacteria’

October 1, 2020

Rochester biologist Anne S. Meyer’s research into the mechanisms behind bacteria’s responses may lead to more effective antibiotics and less antibiotic resistance.

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Quick COVID-detecting nasal swab card, tested at URMC, is approved for use

Quick COVID-detecting nasal swab card, tested at URMC, is approved for use

September 23, 2020

Evaluated in a clinical trial at the Medical Center, a $5 diagnostic test that quickly detects COVID-19 has received FDA approval for use by health care providers.

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Rochester researchers document record-setting optical fiber

Rochester researchers document record-setting optical fiber

September 23, 2020

Work shows the innovative fiber—made of seven capillaries surrounding a hollow core—may be a promising platform for quantum information processing and other applications.

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Rochester leads novel research project on how the brain interprets motion

Rochester leads novel research project on how the brain interprets motion

September 2, 2020

Brain and cognitive scientists are leading an NIH-funded multi-university project that may have applications for disorders like schizophrenia and offer insights for artificial intelligence.

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Photonics researchers report breakthrough in miniaturizing light-based chips

Photonics researchers report breakthrough in miniaturizing light-based chips

August 26, 2020

A Rochester team demonstrates a new way to control light as it moves through integrated circuits, paving a research avenue in communications, computing, and photonics research.

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Experiments replicate high densities in ‘white dwarf’ star remnants

Experiments replicate high densities in ‘white dwarf’ star remnants

August 16, 2020

Rochester researchers help lead work to simulate pressures of white dwarf stars, work that may offer ideas for creating new materials on Earth.

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