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Implantable diagnostic technology advances

Implantable diagnostic technology advances

October 21, 2014

The University has received a second patent for an implantable biosensor that can provide physicians with real time information on their patients’ health.

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Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

October 16, 2014

Medical Center researchers have shown that male brains – at least in microscopic roundworms – will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead focus on finding a mate.

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2014 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture focuses on wave science

2014 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture focuses on wave science

October 16, 2014

Noted anthropologist Stefan Helmreich will provide insights on how scientists are studying waves in nature to understand phenomena as diverse as the social sciences and climate change.

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Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

October 9, 2014

Sepsis, an over-the-top immune system response to an infection, is a common and costly cause of death and the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. The NIH grant will support research collaborations that may pave the way for new treatment targets.

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How smart would your phone be without research universities?

How smart would your phone be without research universities?

October 8, 2014

For most of us, life without a smartphone is unimaginable. Now, picture your smartphone without the pioneering federally funded research done at America’s research universities. You can’t, because your smartphone would not exist without that research.

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What is blue noise mask?

What is blue noise mask?

October 7, 2014

Two University engineers helped transform the early days of the digital revolution, setting off a “virtuous cycle” of research and invention that continues to be felt decades later. That’s the largely untold story of the blue noise mask.

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Researcher receives $1.25M grant to unlock ‘magic’ behind babies, language

Researcher receives $1.25M grant to unlock ‘magic’ behind babies, language

October 6, 2014

Elika Bergelson, a newly-appointed research assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, focuses on understanding how babies learn words between 6-to 18-months old. Funding from the NIH recognizes Bergelson as one of the nation’s “exceptional early career scientist” and will help her pathbreaking work advance more quickly.

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Ebola Q&A: Rochester researchers share their views

Ebola Q&A: Rochester researchers share their views

October 3, 2014

Given the widespread attention regarding the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, four Medical Center faculty with expertise in viral infections field questions about the outbreak, the nature of pandemics, vaccines, and what a U.S. outbreak might look like.

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Research seeks to break new ground in understanding of schizophrenia

Research seeks to break new ground in understanding of schizophrenia

October 2, 2014

More than $6 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health is supporting new research led by Rochester’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine that could fundamentally alter the way we comprehend and, perhaps ultimately, treat schizophrenia.

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Medical Center joins NIH network to fight arthritis, lupus

Medical Center joins NIH network to fight arthritis, lupus

September 25, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has invited the Medical Center to join the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Network. Made up of 11 research groups from around the country, its aim is to develop new treatments for patients with the conditions.

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