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Cuomo’s ‘Capital’ tour listens, doles out funds

Cuomo’s ‘Capital’ tour listens, doles out funds

July 9, 2015

At one session, leaders of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council — University of Rochester President Joel Seligman and Wegmans Food Markets Chief Executive Officer Danny Wegman — formally acknowledged the link between their effort to win millions of dollars for the region and the work of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative.

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URMC acts to ensure privacy of patient health data

URMC acts to ensure privacy of patient health data

July 9, 2015

The University of Rochester Medical Center will be reminding its doctors, nurses and other care providers that they must adhere to strict rules set up to protect patients’ private health care information.

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The work we do while we sleep

The work we do while we sleep

July 8, 2015

In addition to its memory and problem-solving functions, sleep may help our brains stay sharp, young, and healthy. Two years ago, the University of Rochester neuroscientist Maiken Nedergaard published the results of many years of research into the function of sleep.

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4 mental blocks that keep you from being a work superstar

4 mental blocks that keep you from being a work superstar

July 7, 2015

How to Outsmart Your Noggin: What you drown out can be just as important to your brain’s efficiency as what you absorb, according to a recent University of Rochester study.

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Cuomo signs new sex-assault policies into law

Cuomo signs new sex-assault policies into law

July 7, 2015

All public and private colleges in New York will have to implement new policies to address sexual assaults on campuses after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday. Joel Seligman, the president of the University of Rochester, praised the law.

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A perfect blood test for pancreatic cancer?

A perfect blood test for pancreatic cancer?

July 6, 2015

It’s not often that Nature publishes on a new way of detecting cancer. Recently the journal reported that bits of cancerous cells – tiny blebs containing protein, RNA and DNA – can be measured in blood samples from patients with pancreatic cancer. These particles, exosomes, might serve as tumor indicators, or biomarkers.

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Space-based optics are taking off

Space-based optics are taking off

July 6, 2015

A mixture of advancements in optical technology, more efficient manufacturing processes, and innovative scientists and ideas are propelling the optics industry to new heights. And the demand for innovative optics technologies is growing.

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Study: Stress harms childrens brains

Study: Stress harms childrens brains

July 3, 2015

Toddlers growing up in unstable or unresponsive families are significantly more likely to have unhealthy levels of a stress hormone linked to poor cognitive ability, according to new research from the University of Rochester.

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East High teachers prepare for U of R takeover

East High teachers prepare for U of R takeover

July 1, 2015

The University of Rochester has officially taken over East High School. 195 teachers, many who are new to the school, are now preparing for their first school year as what many would call a grand experiment.

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Toxic substances rip up lungs and inflict cancer. And our system for protecting workers is tragically broken.

Toxic substances rip up lungs and inflict cancer. And our system for protecting workers is tragically broken.

June 30, 2015

Six weeks before Chris Johnson was born in 1974, the U.S. government issued a warning about a substance that would nearly kill him 30 years later. The substance was silica, a component of rock and sand that is the scourge of miners, sandblasters, and other workers who breathe it in.

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