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Statement from High Tech Rochester on $10 Million Photonics Venture Challenge

Statement from High Tech Rochester on $10 Million Photonics Venture Challenge

January 10, 2017

Start-up companies from across the globe will compete for 10 to 15 slots. At the end of each session, three of the most promising companies in the program will compete for ‘best in class’ investments ranging from $500,000 to $1 million.

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d.health Summit 2017 focuses on the future of aging

d.health Summit 2017 focuses on the future of aging

January 9, 2017

Underpinning this year’s theme are a selection of topics that discuss the future of medicine, technology, and healthcare policy as they relate to aging Americans. This national forum will be held at The New York Academy of Sciences, at the World Trade Center in New York City.

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East High to send experiment to Space Station

East High to send experiment to Space Station

January 5, 2017

East High School in Rochester has been selected as a participating school for Mission 11 to the International Space Station. Student researchers De’Aunte Johnson, Binti Mohamed, and Tailor Davis will have their experiment flown to the space station in June.

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New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

January 2, 2017

Researchers at the Rochester Medical Center are the first to be able to make out the individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. They hope their revolutionary new technique could prevent vision loss via earlier diagnosis and treatment for these diseases.

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Chemo-brain among women with breast cancer is pervasive, study shows

Chemo-brain among women with breast cancer is pervasive, study shows

December 28, 2016

The largest study to date of memory and cognition problems related to chemotherapy shows that women with breast cancer report substantial issues lasting as long as six months after treatment.

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Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

December 20, 2016

Researchers at the University’s Wilmot Cancer Institute and Roswell Park in Buffalo have discovered a possible new tool for predicting whether prostate cancer will reoccur following surgery based on the expression patterns of four genes.

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UR Medicine heart team offers world’s smallest pacemaker

UR Medicine heart team offers world’s smallest pacemaker

December 19, 2016

UR Medicine cardiologists are first in region to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for people with irregular or slow heart rhythms.

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New prehistoric bird species discovered

New prehistoric bird species discovered

December 16, 2016

A team of Rochester geologists has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.

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Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders

Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders

December 15, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a potential new means of treating lysosomal storage disorders, some of the most severe genetic diseases of childhood.

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Researchers identify brain region as possible target for dementia prevention

Researchers identify brain region as possible target for dementia prevention

December 13, 2016

A School of Nursing study has found that older adults with excellent memories have more efficient connections between specific regions of the brain.

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