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WATCH: The impact Of female black music composers you may not know about

WATCH: The impact Of female black music composers you may not know about

August 18, 2015

Paul Burgett, University Vice President and adjunct professor of music at the University of Rochester, pays tribute to five selected black women composers at the Gateways Music Festival.

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Teens’ e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Teens’ e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

August 18, 2015

Tobacco researcher Deborah Ossip said because teens’ brains are still developing, they’re more sensitive to the effects of nicotine, and that using just a few e-cigarettes could make them vulnerable to using nicotine in other forms.

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Photonics HQ discussions continue; Two major players say they are working together

Photonics HQ discussions continue; Two major players say they are working together

August 18, 2015

That statement was issued jointly by the SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. It says the two leaders share an unwavering commitment to establishing the headquarters for the photonics initiative in Downtown Rochester.

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How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

August 17, 2015

Emma Robertson Blackmore of the University of Rochester Medical Center followed more than 13,000 women for three years after the birth of a healthy baby, and found that those who had previously miscarried were more likely to show symptoms of postpartum depression.

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UR Medicine breaks ground on imaging, autism center

UR Medicine breaks ground on imaging, autism center

August 17, 2015

UR Medicine on Monday broke ground on an off-campus, outpatient facility that will encompass imaging, some pediatric and adolescent services and a clinic for care of young people with autism.

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UR scientist named Beckman-Argyros Award recipient

UR scientist named Beckman-Argyros Award recipient

August 13, 2015

University of Rochester scientist David Williams has been named the 2015 recipient of the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research.

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David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award in vision research

David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award in vision research

August 13, 2015

Professor David Williams, an expert on human vision, pioneered the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications.

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Babies make predictions, too

Babies make predictions, too

August 12, 2015

In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Richard Aslin of the University of Rochester and colleagues report on a new study of 6-month-old babies’ brain activity. (subscription)

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Menopause infographic: brain fog

Menopause infographic: brain fog

August 11, 2015

It’s not in your head: Menopausal memory loss is real. Many menopausal women have trouble with working memory, as well as keeping themselves focused.

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FDA approves tool for diagnosing dementia in a doctor’s office

FDA approves tool for diagnosing dementia in a doctor’s office

August 10, 2015

A small company started by a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester has moved closer to providing doctors with a simple, computer-based tool to help detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

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