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Males may search for sex instead of food because their brains are programmed that way

Males may search for sex instead of food because their brains are programmed that way

October 20, 2014

There are some pretty basic building blocks to the survival of a species: that whole eating thing, and sex. Animals logically focus on both activities. But males prioritize the search for a mate over the hunt for grub, something that may be attributed to how their brains are programmed, according to new research published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.

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Broken hearts on the mend

Broken hearts on the mend

October 17, 2014

After they got their new hearts, 68-year-old Esther FitzRandolph and 68-year-old Danny Pszczolkowski both suffered from complications and depression. But a few months ago, both these patients started improving — dramatically. Cardiologist Dr. Leway Chen and the rest of the staff here were pleasantly confounded.

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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New book chronicles transformation of UR

New book chronicles transformation of UR

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester has grown from a small undergraduate institution in the 19th century to one of the region’s largest eceonomic drivers. That growth is being chronicled in a book published by the university.

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College Town marks new era for neighborhood

College Town marks new era for neighborhood

October 17, 2014

More than a decade ago, Wegmans closed its smallest and oldest store in the city, leaving a void and an expansive parking lot on Mt. Hope Avenue. There were other signs of decline. More people began traveling through rather than to the neighborhood. Now everything has changed.

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Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

October 16, 2014

Male brains are wired to make them ignore food and look for a mate instead, according to new research. The study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre points to how subtle changes in the brain’s circuitry dictate differences in behaviour between males and females.

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University’s past to come alive in ‘Icons and Images: The University’s History in 12 Artifacts’

University’s past to come alive in ‘Icons and Images: The University’s History in 12 Artifacts’

October 14, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 18, two popular experts on University of Rochester history—Paul Burgett, vice president and senior advisor to the president and Melissa Mead, University archivist—will highlight some its most significant milestones and retell some of its best stories.

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Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

October 13, 2014

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval He has since evolved into one of the world’s acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.

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One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

October 13, 2014

We’re still a long way from donning real invisibility cloaks, but by working out a better way to bend light, scientists from the University of Rochester can make movable objects invisible to the viewer — multi-directionally, and in three dimensions.

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Rochester fares well in college ranking

Rochester fares well in college ranking

October 13, 2014

Take lots of college students “about 90,000″ and give them plenty of places to go for arts and recreation. The Rochester region did well enough in these categories that it was ranked sixth-best among the 30 mid-size metro areas for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research, a nonprofit based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. That’s five notches higher than the year before.

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