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Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings

Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings

June 14, 2019

The findings shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution.

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Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 13, 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.

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Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 10, 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.

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Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator

Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator

June 3, 2019

Physicist Andrew Jordan and his fellow researchers harnessed superconductivity to conceive of a quantum refrigerator that could cool atoms to nearly absolute zero temperatures.

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Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

May 28, 2019

One particular type of brain stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to process visual information, and may aid in faster vision recovery after a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 24, 2019

The short answer is “yes,” according a new study from researchers in Rochester, Amsterdam and Wales, who set out to discover whether more information about genetically modified foods could change consumers’ attitudes.

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Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

May 22, 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

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‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

May 15, 2019

Using lasers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, researchers have created a superionic water ice, identifying and recording the ice’s atomic structure for the first time and changing our understanding of ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune.

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Researchers sequence the genome’s elusive centromere

Researchers sequence the genome’s elusive centromere

May 14, 2019

Rochester biologist Amanda Larracuente and her colleagues have successfully sequenced one of the most repetitive parts of fruit fly genome, unlocking one of the “last frontiers of genome assembly.”

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‘Record involvement’ in annual Undergraduate Research Expo

‘Record involvement’ in annual Undergraduate Research Expo

April 26, 2019

“One of the reasons we wanted to have events like this and to celebrate research is that it really is the epitome of the undergraduate educational experience,” said University President Richard Feldman.

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