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American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

December 11, 2020

A shift starting in the late 1960s has targeted poor families with unnecessary investigations and child removals at the expense of services, argues Rochester health policy historian and physician Mical Raz.

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Can social networks help us be more creative?

Can social networks help us be more creative?

December 9, 2020

Our interactions on social media could encourage new ways of thinking and different perspectives, if creativity was considered part of the network’s algorithms, say Rochester researchers.

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Rochester researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

Rochester researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

December 4, 2020

Researchers have used magnetism to determine, for the first time, when asteroids that are rich in water and amino acids first arrived in the inner solar system.

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‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

November 9, 2020

Rochester researchers are building technology to predict the course of tendon injuries—a form of personalized medicine that will lead to more effective treatments.

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Room-temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Room-temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

October 14, 2020

University physical scientists synthesize new superconducting material, developing a process that may help ‘break down barriers and open the door to many potential applications.’

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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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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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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

July 17, 2020

Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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This low-cost catalyst helps turn seawater into fuel at scale

This low-cost catalyst helps turn seawater into fuel at scale

July 15, 2020

For the first time, Rochester chemical engineers have demonstrated that a “potassium-promoted” chemical catalyst can be used to convert seawater into fuel on an industrial scale.

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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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