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In Today's Issue

  • Doubling Down on Heart Failure
  • Undergraduate Selected for Public Policy Fellowship
  • Study Links PTSD to Soldiers' Hidden Head Injuries
  • University IT: Change LinkedIn Passwords
  • Openings Available for Children's Day Camp

News and Announcements

Doubling Down on Heart Failure
Research led by Burns Blaxall, associate professor at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, packs a one-two punch in the fight against heart failure, identifying an alliance of proteins that plays a major role in the development of the disease, and finding that drugs that interfere with the axis already exist. Read more...

Undergraduate Selected for Public Policy Fellowship
Undergraduate Zachary Palomo '13 has been selected as a 2012 Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at the Princeton Junior Summer Institute. He is the first Rochester student to be named a fellow in the program in the last dozen years and is among 37 recipients selected from a national pool of 525 candidates. Read more...

Study Links PTSD to Soldiers' Hidden Head Injuries
Even when brain injury is so subtle that it can only be detected by an ultra-sensitive imaging test, it might predispose soldiers in combat to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a Medical Center study. Read more...

University IT: Change LinkedIn Passwords
The social networking website LinkedIn has confirmed that user passwords were recently compromised. University IT urges that all LinkedIn users change their password immediately. If the same password is used for other online accounts, new passwords should be created for those accounts as well, preferably different from each other. To create a strong password, use at least eight characters with a mix of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

Openings Available for Children's Day Camp
Spots are available for the Fun Fitness Camp, a day camp for children 7-12 years of age, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. June 25 to Aug. 28. Sponsored by the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center, the camp includes swimming, sports, games, crafts, and a weekly theme and field trip. Children can attend single days or full weeks. Read more...

June 8, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 79°
Scattered Thunderstorms, 81°

Today's Event Highlight
Second Friday Science Social
4 to 5 p.m., Case Method Room, Medical Center. Read more . . .

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Rochester in the News (June 7)
Bad Grades: 5 Common Student Loan Errors
"Borrowing some reasonable amount to help finance your college education is overall a good thing," says Jonathan Burdick, dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid at the University. "It's a smart investment because you're increasing your long-term earning power."

Huffington Post (June 6)
Immune-System Test May Predict Early Death
A study at the Mayo Clinic is the first to link high levels of  immune-system molecules called free light chains with earlier death.  However, Neil Blumberg, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Medical Center, says he's skeptical that tests showing high levels of free light chains are more powerful than existing tests that measure immune-system function or markers of inflammation.

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