Research into the effects of phthalates on women’s libido has yielded some strange headlines. The latest study, led by Dr Emily Barrett at the University of Rochester in New York State, was presented this week to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual conference in Honolulu.
After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a “to-do” list. “It wasn’t easy for her,” says her former coach, Jane Possee. “She wasn’t well enough to come in 2002 (when she was first selected), but she came back the next year. She made it.”
Women with the highest concentrations of “phthalates” in their bodies – chemicals used to make plastics bendy – were far more likely to suffer low libido, researchers found. “Phthalates are chemicals in plastics and basically they make plastic soft,” said Dr Emily Barrett, of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.