University of Rochester

The University of Rochester (UR) was established in 1850 in Upstate New York in the city of Rochester. UR is a private institution with an exceptional research component in the field of optics. The Institute of Optics was founded in 1929 and continues to produce far-reaching research in the field. The Laboratory for the Laser Energetics 60-beam Omega laser is the largest in the world. In 2007, the University of Rochester Medical Center was awarded a $26 million grant to study bird-flu and develop a vaccine. UR has nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UR has eight Nobel Laureates who have been associated with the university and ranks in the top 40 of all universities and colleges in the United States.

Address
147 Wallis Hall, P.O. Box 270033, Rochester, New York 14627-0033
Website
http://www.rochester.edu
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Rochester

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Neuroscience

'Time is vision' after a stroke

A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing she can do to improve or regain the vision she has lost. New research from the University of Rochester, published in the journal Brain, may ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reading your partner's emotions—when it helps, and when it hurts

Are you good at reading your partner's emotions? Your perceptiveness may very well strengthen your relationship. Yet when anger or contempt enter the fray, little is to be gained and the quality of your relationship tanks, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

University of Rochester researchers are using their expertise in mathematical modeling to help answer one of the biggest questions surrounding the pandemic and quarantine: When is this going to end?

Medical research

Ventilators: Three centuries in the making

From bed-sized iron lungs to portable, computer-controlled systems, the ventilators used to treat life-threatening respiratory diseases—and so much in demand today—have had a 'remarkable journey."

Medical research

Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is participating in a NIH-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with ...

Neuroscience

Microscopic eye movements vital for 20/20 vision

Visual acuity—the ability to discern letters, numbers, and objects from a distance—is essential for many tasks, from recognizing a friend across a room to driving a car.

Pediatrics

When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

Not surprisingly, parents with substance use disorders often struggle with parenting and frequently have strained relationships with their children. Moreover, research has solidly demonstrated that the children of these parents ...

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