A protein could signal the first signs of brain changes due to a concussion. With a finger-stick and a drop of blood, researchers from the University of Rochester say it may be possible to tell whether a player experienced a concussion.
People try everything from sleeping pills to exercise to help them get a good night’s sleep. Now, research suggests the best tactic might be to give up smoking. Researchers found smoking can disrupt sleep leading to conditions such as depression and anxiety.
The first study, published in June in the journal Nature by a team of researchers based at the University of Rochester in New York state, described a substance called hyaluronan that the rodents accumulate between their tissues in a molecularly heavier form than the hyaluronan found in humans and mice.
1. How the Brain Takes Out Its Trash While We Sleep. In 2013, layers were peeled back from two interrelated mysteries: the function of sleep, and how the brain removes its waste byproducts.
Dr. Ronald Epstein, a professor and director of the University of Rochester’s Center for Communication and Disparities Research in New York state, said the team listened to physicians talk to patients and broke down the dialogue and studied the context.
Higher education will continue to be an important factor in the local economy, says Ronald Paprocki, chief financial officer and senior vice president for administration and finance at the University of Rochester.
The naked mole rat isn’t going to win any beauty contests but has been named Vertebrate of the Year by a leading scientific magazine. Thanks largely to the work of two University of Rochester biologists, Science Magazine, one of the world’s leading journals on scientific research and news, has bestowed the honor on the naked mole rats
DOES music make you smarter? Year after year, researchers report associations between children’s participation in music classes and better grades, higher SAT scores and elevated cognitive skills. It’s also well known that many successful adults played instruments as children. On the basis of such evidence, you might assume that music education helped cause such positive outcomes.