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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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Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

August 10, 2020

The University is the host institution for a NSF-funded national collaboration to explore ‘revolutionary states of matter.’

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University joins phase 3 test of coronavirus vaccine

University joins phase 3 test of coronavirus vaccine

July 29, 2020

In a collaboration with Rochester Regional Health, the Medical Center delivered the country’s first doses of a potential vaccine to volunteers in a final national trial before FDA approval.

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Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

July 24, 2020

Institute of Optics research sets record for shortest pulse for newly developed technology, work that has important applications in engineering and biomedicine.

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Study: Twitter mirrors our attitudes and feelings about COVID-19

Study: Twitter mirrors our attitudes and feelings about COVID-19

July 23, 2020

Themes of anxiety, depression, and fear of shortages emerge as Rochester researchers continue to mine social media as a reflection of the United States “in the moment.”

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