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Love is sweet … and so is science

Love is sweet … and so is science

February 12, 2016

Rochester research into relationships, love, wine, and happiness make for an “Ever Better” Valentine’s Day.

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Study sheds light on source of drug addicts risk-taking behavior

Study sheds light on source of drug addicts risk-taking behavior

February 10, 2016

A study by Medical Center neuroscientists shows that while drug users have very strong motivation to seek out “rewards,” they exhibit an impaired ability to adjust their behavior and are less fulfilled once they have achieved what they desire.

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Team approach helps patients control blood pressure

Team approach helps patients control blood pressure

February 9, 2016

In a study at a clinic in the city of Rochester. researchers found that a team-based approach to the treatment of hypertension led to a 30 percent improvement in blood pressure control for the largely minority and low-income patients.

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Scientists map genome of common bed bug

Scientists map genome of common bed bug

February 2, 2016

“There’s an explosion of insect genome sequencing right now,” said Jack Werren, a professor of biology and a member of the research team. “But the bed bug is particularly interesting because it’s a human parasite, a major pest, and has a unique biology.”

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Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

February 1, 2016

A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice—an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head.

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Unwinding ovarian clock to understand fertility

Unwinding ovarian clock to understand fertility

January 28, 2016

Researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered the cell in the ovary that governs the timing of ovulation. This finding could unlock clues to remedy infertility among people who have altered sleep schedules due to shift work or frequent jet lag, for example.

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Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

January 28, 2016

Neurology researchers have shown that the brain’s immune system is responsible for disrupting communication between nerve cells, even in parts of the brain that are not normally considered to be primary targets of the disease.

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Scientist as storyteller

Scientist as storyteller

January 25, 2016

As a biophysics graduate student at Rochester, Karl Smith has been finding lots of ways to share his love of storytelling in venues old and new, from the “10 Cent Stories” he pounds out on a typewriter at the Rochester Public Market to his Rocket Radio Theater troupe.

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Quality, not quantity, of hospital time impacts hip fracture patients’ odds of survival

Quality, not quantity, of hospital time impacts hip fracture patients’ odds of survival

January 24, 2016

Comparing hip injury outcomes in New York state and in Sweden, Medical Center researchers found that patients do as well in the U.S. with short hospital stays as they do with longer hospital stays in Sweden, due to the difference in the countries’ health care systems.

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