J. Edward Puzas, a professor of orthopedics and senior associate dean for basic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, added that the idea might also benefit people who sustain potentially life-threatening fractures as a result of osteoporosis. (Also Reported in: BusinessWeek, Yahoo! News, Medbroadcast, U.S. News & World Report, and others)
University of Rochester geophysicist John A. Tarduno and his colleagues have attempted to do just that, presenting evidence that Earth had a dynamo-generated magnetic field as early as 3.45 billion years ago, just a billion or so years after the planet had formed.
What makes one kid become a doctor while another develops into an engineer or athlete, a teacher or computer programmer? What makes a cell that could become anything turn into bone, cartilage, muscle, blood — even fat? Answering that question and then using that knowledge to find treatments is the core of stem cell research at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
“There’s a sense in the Obama administration that it’s Europe’s responsibility to straighten out problems in the euro zone,” said Randall W. Stone, a political scientist at the University of Rochester and an authority on the I.M.F. “I suspect that any kind of overt interference wouldn’t be appreciated very much.” (Also Reported in: Irish Business)
“Having the genome in hand helps make Xenopus very attractive for the further study of gene organization, regulation and function,” said co-author Jacques Robert, an immunologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. (Also Reported in: Yahoo! News, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, E-Science News, IAfrica.com, The Australian, MSN, Agence France Presse)