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Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

March 25, 2020

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are evaluating whether an antiviral drug is effective and safe as a treatment for hospitalized adults diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Eradicating smallpox: A Rochester-trained scientist led the way

Eradicating smallpox: A Rochester-trained scientist led the way

March 23, 2020

How a Rochester graduate oversaw a global effort to eliminate smallpox, an infectious disease that had plagued the world’s population for 4,000 years.

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How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

March 12, 2020

A University health policy expert says the United States is “lagging miserably” behind other countries in its response to the coronavirus. “The major concern is that we will see a large number of critically ill people at the same time, overwhelming our medical system response,” she says.

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To combat climate change, human activities more important than natural feedbacks

To combat climate change, human activities more important than natural feedbacks

February 21, 2020

Permafrost in the soil and methane hydrates deep in the ocean are large reservoirs of ancient carbon. But even if methane is released from these large natural stores, new Rochester data shows that the bigger concern is methane released from human activities.

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Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

February 19, 2020

Reducing emissions from human activities like fossil fuel extraction and use will have a greater impact on curbing future global warming than scientists previously thought, a new Rochester study suggests.

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Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy has no effect on reducing asthma in children

Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy has no effect on reducing asthma in children

February 13, 2020

In a six-year follow-up study, Medical Center researchers have found that prenatal vitamin D supplementation alone has limited effect on preventing asthma and wheezing in children.

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Small eye movements are critical for 20/20 vision

Small eye movements are critical for 20/20 vision

February 10, 2020

When a patient fails an eye test, it’s not just structural defects in the eye that are to blame. New Rochester research show that small eye movements humans aren’t even aware of making play a large role in humans’ ability to see letters, numbers, and objects from a distance.

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Lasers etch a ‘perfect’ solar energy absorber

Lasers etch a ‘perfect’ solar energy absorber

February 4, 2020

The University of Rochester research lab that recently used lasers to create unsinkable metal structures has now demonstrated how the same technology could be used to create highly efficient solar power generators.

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Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

January 30, 2020

As NASA retires its Spitzer Space Telescope, the Rochester scientists who were involved in its development, look back on the project.

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Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

January 27, 2020

Simon Narang, a senior from Pittsford Sutherland High School, was recently named a Scholar in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, for a research project he carried out at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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