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Stories that pulled at our heartstrings in 2015

Stories that pulled at our heartstrings in 2015

December 24, 2015

It’s not always about a perfect, happy ending, it’s about taking the time to reflect on the people and moments that make life worth celebrating. These are those moments of 2015 that are worth remembering.

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The one question you really want your doctor to ask

The one question you really want your doctor to ask

December 22, 2015

People visit their doctors to be healed, but that’s often more complicated than fixing an ailing body part. Addressing a person’s whole range of suffering—the physical, the emotional and the spiritual—is rare in modern medicine.

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Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

December 21, 2015

“What we’ve been able to do is demonstrate that in a laboratory we can take ethanol and combine it to make butanol,” Dr. William Jones, a professor at the University of Rochester and study co-author, said. “It’s a step toward a more valuable fuel.”

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Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

December 18, 2015

The study focused on two common toxins: PCBs, an industrial chemical; and DDT, used in pesticides. These so-called “persistent” pollutants are not easily broken down and remain a health threat years after being banned.

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Maternal exposure to anti-depressants linked to autism in children

Maternal exposure to anti-depressants linked to autism in children

December 17, 2015

Surveys have shown that the use of SSRIs in pregnant women is rising in the United States – from less than 6 percent in 1999 to 13 percent in 2003 – and (Susan Hyman) emphasized that the overwhelming majority of them do not have children with autism spectrum disorders.

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Compline concerts are attracting all types, ages

Compline concerts are attracting all types, ages

December 17, 2015

Compline at Christ Church is no ordinary concert.
“Compline is usually all sung — that’s the tradition,” said Kennedy, who also is an instructor of sacred music at Eastman School of Music.

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The for-profit education company targeting the whole world

The for-profit education company targeting the whole world

December 16, 2015

With the reputation of U.S. for-profit colleges in tatters, one company has found a convenient way to circumvent regulation in this country: by operating primarily in overseas markets.

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Works by Eastman grads lauded

Works by Eastman grads lauded

December 16, 2015

Several Eastman School of Music musicians have been named to the best recording lists of three national publications.

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Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

December 14, 2015

“We would not want people to feel guilty,” said (Susan) Hyman, a professor of neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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46 3  Cuomo takes $500M victory lap in Rochester

46 3 Cuomo takes $500M victory lap in Rochester

December 14, 2015

Joel Seligman, also co-chair of the FLREDC and president of University of Rochester, said that although the region won the grant funding, the work was far from done.

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