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Benefits of eating fish during pregnancy may outweigh mercury risk

Benefits of eating fish during pregnancy may outweigh mercury risk

February 4, 2016

Although more study of the link between fish consumption and brain development is needed, the new results are in line with many earlier studies that have linked eating fish during pregnancy with better outcomes in children.

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There’s a ‘Transparent’ conference

There’s a ‘Transparent’ conference

February 3, 2016

It appears the series is ripe enough for commentary from within academe, too, so much so that the University of Rochester has created an entire symposium dedicated to award-winning show.

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Map of bed bug genome explains ick factor and some mysteries

Map of bed bug genome explains ick factor and some mysteries

February 2, 2016

Jack Werren, an evolutionary geneticist and professor of biology at the University of Rochester and a member of the research team, says the idea of the project is “to promote the understanding of insect.”

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The planets we don’t have

The planets we don’t have

January 31, 2016

But just because these kinds of planets don’t show up in our solar system doesn’t mean they don’t exist in other parts the universe. In fact, this other kind of planet is everywhere. Astronomers call the class of worlds between Earth and Uranus super-Earths — and they’re popping up in planet surveys like weeds.

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Ex-Fed leader joins UR

Ex-Fed leader joins UR

January 29, 2016

Narayana Kocherlakota on Monday marks his first month at UR, where he is serving as a researcher and a professor. He was named the inaugural Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics.

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Xerox, in deal with Carl Icahn, to split company in two

Xerox, in deal with Carl Icahn, to split company in two

January 29, 2016

Xerox started to lose speed in the technology race,” said Abraham Seidmann, Xerox professor of computers and information systems and operations management at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School

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Rochester’s medical marijuana dispensary opens

Rochester’s medical marijuana dispensary opens

January 28, 2016

The clusters of chairs and small tables in the waiting area bring to mind a hotel lobby. The counters and islands in the pharmacy make the well-lit, airy space look more like the interior of a high-end jewelry store than a place to buy medication.

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Scientists find cause of cognitive decline in MS patients

Scientists find cause of cognitive decline in MS patients

January 27, 2016

Scientists found the over-active immune response that characterizes multiple sclerosis causes synapses in the brain to get overloaded and stop functioning.

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Kids who pass out should be positioned on their side, doctors say

Kids who pass out should be positioned on their side, doctors say

January 26, 2016

“This is just a simple part of the first aid and resuscitation techniques that anyone can be taught,” said Dr. Elizabeth Murray, who was not involved with the new study but is an expert in pediatric emergency medicine .

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How to pay for an MBA

How to pay for an MBA

January 24, 2016

In the US the University of Rochester’s Simon school launched loans that do not require a co-signer for international MBA students starting in the autumn of 2016.

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