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Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2017

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging brings together scientists from the Medical Center and engineers from the River Campus to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s waste removal system.

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Eastman School of Music announces new master’s degree in music leadership

Eastman School of Music announces new master’s degree in music leadership

September 6, 2017

Eastman alumni lead many of the country’s most prestigious traditional and non-traditional musical arts organization. A new master’s program is designed to enable the next generation of music leaders.

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Statement from President Seligman regarding DACA

Statement from President Seligman regarding DACA

September 5, 2017

The University of Rochester reaffirms its unqualified support to its undocumented students and employees who are here under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Unraveling RNA and stereotypes with Lynne Maquat

Unraveling RNA and stereotypes with Lynne Maquat

August 29, 2017

The Rochester biochemist is best known for unraveling RNA’s role in sickness and in health and for advocating for young women in the sciences.

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Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

August 26, 2017

A team of surgeons, brain and cognitive science researchers, and music theorists worked together to preserve a musician’s ability to experience music, ending in a remarkable saxophone solo on the operating table.

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Summer of research

Summer of research

August 14, 2017

Our latest Newscenter series showcases a cross-section of summer research conducted by undergraduates at Rochester and beyond.

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East High School student experiment headed for space station

East High School student experiment headed for space station

August 11, 2017

Students at East High School had their science experiment chosen by a national competition, and they’ll see their experiment take off for the International Space Station.

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Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

August 2, 2017

Patients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent—half the rate of patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the Medical Center.

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A musical feast

A musical feast

July 27, 2017

The Gateways Music Festival, with an orchestra composed entirely of professional classical musicians of African descent, deepens its partnership with the Eastman School of Music. This year’s festival begins on August 8.

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Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

July 26, 2017

The grant will support a network of more than 50 institutions across the country aimed at turning scientific discoveries into health benefits faster.

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