The Medical Center is testing a new method to prevent HIV that scientists hope will boost the development of an effective vaccine for the virus.
Kerry O’Banion, professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
While most people associate the mathematical constant π (pi) with arcs and circles, mathematicians are accustomed to seeing it in a variety of fields. But two University scientists were still surprised to find it lurking in a quantum mechanics formula for the energy states of the hydrogen atom.
A team led by professors Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland was honored “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”
Sex differences in human health and disease are well-documented. Recent animal studies suggest that these sex differences may begin in a mother’s womb.
When activated to fight inflammation, the brain’s immune system plays a role in the removal of amyloid beta, which scientists believe play a major role in the disease.
A new $2.9 million grant will support a team of Medical Center researchers working to better understand the risk and potential negative drug interactions experienced by people living with HIV-associated seizures in Africa. (Photo: John Rawlinson/Flickr)
Golisano Children’s Hospital this month became the first children’s hospital in the country to administer an integrated PET-MRI scan to a patient. The scanner combines two common imaging procedures into one, reducing radiation exposure to a minimum and allowing for a dual measurement of structure and metabolism.
Because sound travels much more slowly than light, we can often see distant events before we hear them. That is why we can count the seconds between a lightning flash and its accompanying thunder. Now researchers in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences have shown that our brains can also detect and process sound delays that are too short to be noticed consciously, and that we use that information to fine tune what our eyes see when estimating distance.