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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...
Pancreatic Tumors

Pancreatic Tumors May Require a One-Two-Three Punch

One of the many difficult things about pancreatic cancer is that tumors are resistant to most treatments because of their unique density and cell...
photonics

Device Creates Negative Mass — and a Novel Way to Generate...

Most objects react in predictable ways when force is applied to them—unless they have “negative mass.” And then they react exactly opposite from what...
electric car battery

Wyatt Tenhaeff Shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for Safer Electric Car Battery

A safer lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles, developed by a University of Rochester chemical engineer and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received one of...
Opioid Addiction

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom’s ‘Bad Rap’

As the nation grapples for solutions to the opioid epidemic—now claiming more than 33,000 American lives each year—the potential of the psychoactive plant kratom...
inflammation

Newest Data Links Inflammation to Chemo-brain

Inflammation in the blood plays a key role in “chemo-brain,” according to a published pilot study that provides evidence for what scientists have long...
quantum dots

Chemists Go ‘Back to the Future’ to Untangle Quantum Dot Mystery

For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots—tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable optical and electronic properties. They’ve applied them to improve...
DNA detector

Scientist’s Accidental Exhale Leads to Improved DNA Detector

Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofilter...
brain

Electrical Stimulation in Brain Bypasses Senses, Instructs Movement

The brain’s complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world around us.  But when these links...
Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions.  In a commentary appearing today in the...
flu vaccine

In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

Flu shot season is here. But as you head to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get vaccinated, scientists are working to make this...
Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists Link Pancreatic Cancer Survival to Four Genes

Alterations in four main genes are responsible for how long patients survive with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in Jama Oncology. Before now,...
cancer cell

Rochester Chemists Find New Means to “Block” Cancer Cell Growth

When we are still embryos, proteins of the so-called “hedgehog” signaling pathway stimulate our cells to develop into different organs. When we are adults, this...
cancer

“Bubbles” Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer...

A scientific team at the University of Rochester is using innovative technology to discover preventative treatments for salivary gland radiation damage typical for head...