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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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Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

February 10, 2020

In an analysis for the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina finds that, in whiter media markets, people seek out personal information about actors of color less.

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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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Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

February 3, 2020

A Rochester study is the first to describe caregiver strategies for self-care and the obstacles and barriers parents face in raising children struggling with developmental, cognitive, and behavioral problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

January 22, 2020

Professor John Tarduno has analyzed zircon crystals collected from sites in Australia—the oldest known terrestrial materials—to construct a timeline of Earth’s magnetic field, finding that the field was stronger than previously believed.

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Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

January 8, 2020

Teenagers in the US don’t get enough shut eye, and the consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive. But researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple solution yields solid results: setting a bedtime and sticking to it.

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Chemicals in vaping flavors cause widespread damage to lung tissue

Chemicals in vaping flavors cause widespread damage to lung tissue

December 13, 2019

While names like mango, mint, and cucumber make vaping flavors sound natural or benign, new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center unpacks the list of chemicals that comprise flavored e-liquids.

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