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Is freezing your eggs worth the cost?

Is freezing your eggs worth the cost?

April 17, 2015

The study shows that “if a woman invested in having a genetically related child at age 40, egg banking at least once at age 35 is a cost-effective approach,” said Dr. Wendy Vitek, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Bryant: 5 experiments kids can do at UR on Saturday

Bryant: 5 experiments kids can do at UR on Saturday

April 16, 2015

I have never made elephant toothpaste. Nor have I had the opportunity to use a robot arm, turn water into blood, or freeze anything in liquid nitrogen.
So I am hoping that they let parents participate at Family Science Day at the University of Rochester this Saturday.

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A sneak peek into the new Golisano Children’s Hospital

A sneak peek into the new Golisano Children’s Hospital

April 15, 2015

Even before construction is complete, that is evident almost when you step off the elevator onto one of the hospitals eight floors. Every floor is based on a theme from the wildflowers you would see in a grassy field to skyscrapers on the higher floors. The pictures and murals aren’t high on the walls at adult eye level, but in places where a three-year-old could see.

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Updating stem cell research efforts

Updating stem cell research efforts

April 15, 2015

The debate was raging a decade ago: embryonic vs. adult stem cells. Many local scientists pushed for more opportunity to gain access to embryonic stem cells, given the potential to attack disease. How is research progressing? What’s next?

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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 14th

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 14th

April 14, 2015

In our second hour, the best television theme song ever might be the score for House of Cards, and the composer is an Eastman grad who is coming back to Rochester. Jeff Beal is responsible for the haunting score that has captivated the binge-watching House of Cards crowd (including the host of Connections).

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Can the Earth be conscious?

Can the Earth be conscious?

April 14, 2015

Right now, at this very moment, you are submerged in an invisible sea of information. … From wireless Internet to satellite TV, you are bathed in an endless stream of purposeful, intentional signal. essay by professor of physics and astronomy Adam Frank

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Plaque-busting nanoparticles could help fight tooth decay

Plaque-busting nanoparticles could help fight tooth decay

April 10, 2015

Nanotechnology might soon save you a trip to the dentist. Researchers have developed tiny sphere-shaped particles that ferry a payload of bacteria-slaying drugs to the surface of the teeth, where they fight plaque and tooth decay on the spot.

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Carbon’s importance to ocean life’s survival 252 million years ago

Carbon’s importance to ocean life’s survival 252 million years ago

April 7, 2015

A new study demonstrates for the first time how elemental carbon became an important construction material of some forms of ocean life after one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of Earth more than 252 million years ago.

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Why doesn’t your butt fall through the chair?

Why doesn’t your butt fall through the chair?

April 7, 2015

Consider, for a moment, the chair your butt is resting on right now (or the floor, if you’re standing). It’s made of a squillion atoms right? And it’s all those tightly packed atoms/marbles that are holding your butt in the chair against the force of gravity, right? Well, actually, no. There is a tiny problem with the whole atoms-as-marbles picture.

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Wanted: a rise in prestige

Wanted: a rise in prestige

April 6, 2015

Andrew S. Ainslie, who became dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School last July, is intent on raising the school in national rankings, and he doesn’t hesitate to say so. “If you don’t have a strategic goal,” he says, “you end up fumbling.”

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