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laser

Laser Bursts Generate Electricity Faster Than Any Other Method

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a...
diabetes diagnostic devices

Making Diabetes Screening Portable for the People of Micronesia

The diabetes that is endemic in Micronesia is a legacy of modern store-bought foods and a less strenuous lifestyle than South Pacific islanders enjoyed...
Bladder Cancer

Simple Post-Surgery Step Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study...
immune system

Fracking the Immune System

Amid predictions of a second fracking boom in the U.S., the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune...
Equine influenza

Horses Get the Flu, Too

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, but University of Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza...
Ocean Nitrogen

Tiny Microenvironments Hold Clues to Ocean Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in...
genetics

Scientists Discover Gene Controlling Genetic Recombination Rates

Genetics is a crapshoot. During sexual reproduction, genes from both the mother and the father mix and mingle to produce a genetic combination unique...
gut microbiome

The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the...

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese,...
Lewy Body Dementia

National Initiative Focuses on New Treatments for Lewy Body Dementia

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been selected to participate in a national network created to develop new ways to diagnose and...
testicular cancer

After Testicular Cancer Is Cured, Remain Alert in the Future

Because testicular cancer has a 95 percent cure rate, it is easier for men to move on and forget about it. But new research in...
LVAD Heart Pump

UR Medicine Leads U.S. in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Newest LVAD...

UR Medicine cardiac surgeons recently introduced a minimally invasive approach to implanting the newest heart pump available for people with congestive heart failure. This...
nerve cells

Biological Sex Tweaks Nervous System Networks, Plays Role in Shaping Behavior

New research published today in the journal Current Biologydemonstrates how biological sex can modify communication between nerve cells and generate different responses in males and...
Parkinson's Drug

URMC Investigating New Parkinson’s Drug

The University of Rochester Medical Center Clinical Trials Coordination Center (CTCC) has been tapped to help lead a clinical trial for a potential new treatment for...
Water-Repellent Metalsvideo

A Laser Focus on Super Water-Repellent Metals

In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making...
cancer

Another Piece to the Puzzle in Naked Mole Rats’ Long, Cancer-Free...

With their large buck teeth and wrinkled, hairless bodies, naked mole rats won’t be winning any awards for cutest rodent. But their long life...
wine

In Wine, There’s Health: Low Levels of Alcohol Good for the...

While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually help clean the...
Human papilloma virus

HPV May Lurk In Your Throat

Human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer may hide in small pockets on the...
Brain Damage

Lungs Mays Hold Key to Thwarting Brain Damage after a Stroke

The harm caused by a stroke can be exacerbated when immune cells rush to the brain an inadvertently make the situation worse.  Researchers at...
melanoma

Research is Changing the Game for Melanoma Treatment

Wilmot Cancer Institute patients with advanced melanoma (stage III) now have more options for treatment, thanks to research co-authored by a University of Rochester Medical...
energy storage

Compound Could Transform Energy Storage for Large Grids

In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide...