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

University physical scientists synthesize new superconducting material, developing a process that may help ‘break down barriers and open the door to many potential applications.’ Compressing simple molecular solids with hydrogen at extremely high pressures, University of Rochester engineers and physicists have, for the first time, created material that is superconducting at room

Fall 2020 TDF Round Now Open!

The Fall 2020 round of the University’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) is now open. The TDF supports UR researchers as they develop their innovations to a more commercial endpoint. Awards are up to $100,000 and support animal testing, prototyping, and other proof-of-concept studies. The fund is open to all faculty,

Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

Institute of Optics research sets record for shortest laser pulse for newly developed technology, work that has important applications in engineering and biomedicine. University of Rochester researchers are setting a new standard when it comes to producing ultrafast laser pulses over a broader range of wavelengths than traditional laser sources. In

Rochester biologists selected for ‘rapid research’ on COVID-19

National high priority program funds two projects to better understand how coronavirus interacts with proteins in human cells. Two members of the University of Rochester’s Department of Biology have received expedited funding awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study biological processes involved in COVID-19. As labs reopen across

Speedy Action Can Save Vision After An Occipital Stroke

May 27, 2020 Lindsey Valich / lvalich@ur.rochester.edu A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. But research from the University of Rochester, published in the journal Brain, may offer hope to stroke patients

New health screening tool to help prevent further spread of COVID-19

The city of Rochester and Monroe County have partnered with Common Ground Health to roll out ROC COVID, an online symptom tracker for community residents. Developed by scientists and information technology staff at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health, the health screening tool may help prevent

Remdesivir results ‘promising’ in Medical Center clinical trial

The University of Rochester Medical Center has been participating in a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drug remdesivir. According to preliminary results released by the National Institutes of Health, the drug is now showing promise in treating adults diagnosed with COVID-19.  The study is led by Ann Falsey, a professor in

2019 EDI Medicines Award Program is Now Open

The University of Rochester has joined together with the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to form Empire Discovery Institute, a new drug discovery partnership. EDI aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and to strengthen the region as a hub for