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The brain’s gardeners: Immune cells ‘prune’ connections between neurons

The brain’s gardeners: Immune cells ‘prune’ connections between neurons

March 7, 2016

A new study out today in the journal Nature Communications shows that cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection and injury also play an important role in rewiring the connections between nerve cells.

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Computer use may help deflect seniors’ memory problems

Computer use may help deflect seniors’ memory problems

March 3, 2016

Dr. Anton Porsteinsson is director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Research and Education Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, N.Y. He said distinguishing the chicken from the egg in studies like this can be tricky.

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Electronic music meets post-bop jazz

Electronic music meets post-bop jazz

March 2, 2016

On ‘Kneedelus,’ Kneebody, a jazz quintet with an edge, teams up with Daedelus, an extraordinary experimenter in electronic music.

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The case for infrastructure spending — now

The case for infrastructure spending — now

March 1, 2016

Why would the Fed respond to government spending on infrastructure by raising interest rates? Fear of inflation.

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New virtual reality suit lets you reach out & touch ‘environment’

New virtual reality suit lets you reach out & touch ‘environment’

February 29, 2016

Now, a group of engineers wants to help people “touch” virtual environments in a more natural way, and they built a wearable suit to do just that.

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New virtual reality suit lets you reach out & touch ‘environment’

New virtual reality suit lets you reach out & touch ‘environment’

February 27, 2016

Designed by Lucian Copeland, Morgan Sinko and Jordan Brooks while they were students at the University of Rochester, in New York, the suit looks something like a bulletproof vest or light armor.

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UR game-winning assist vies for national award

UR game-winning assist vies for national award

February 25, 2016

Sam Borst-Smith’s intentional miss turned sensational assist has been selected for the inaugural State Farm “Assist of the Year’’ contest that is now underway with online voting.

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‘Selfish’ DNA flouts rules of inheritance

‘Selfish’ DNA flouts rules of inheritance

February 24, 2016

If researchers aren’t careful, they may be hoodwinked into thinking that a selfish gene is one that has some evolutionary advantage, says Daven Presgraves, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Rochester.

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Persian Gulf veterans still fighting for proper health care 25 years after war

Persian Gulf veterans still fighting for proper health care 25 years after war

February 24, 2016

Earlier this month, a scientific panel hired by VA released a report saying the department should stop searching for causes of Gulf War illnesses and instead focus on monitoring and treating those who are sick.

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JAZZ | Harold Danko with Rich Perry

JAZZ | Harold Danko with Rich Perry

February 24, 2016

For this year’s show, Danko will be joined by the formidable saxophonist Rich Perry with Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Charles Pillow, woodwinds; Jeff Campbell, bass; and Rich Thompson, drums, in a program of Danko tunes.

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