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Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

November 19, 2013

Professor Govind Agrawal, a world leader in optical communications, is the first recipient of the Dr. James C. Wyant Professorship in Optics.

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Drug Shows Promise Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

Drug Shows Promise Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

November 17, 2013

Elevated levels of ammonia in the blood overwhelm the brain’s defenses. Bumetanide – a diuretic drug – can restore normal electrical activity in the brains of mice with the condition.

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Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

November 13, 2013

If a woman suffers a concussion in the premenstrual phase when progesterone levels are naturally high, an abrupt drop in progesterone after injury produces a kind of withdrawal.

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Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

November 8, 2013

The study tested the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy, a short-term depression treatment that has worked with more advantaged populations. The comparison was clear: home-based, interpersonal psychotherapy lifted depression much more effectively than standard care.

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‘Seeing’ in the Dark

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

October 31, 2013

The eerie ability to see our hand in the dark suggests that the brain combines information from different senses to create perceptions.

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First Results from Dark Matter Detector Announced

First Results from Dark Matter Detector Announced

October 30, 2013

A mile underground in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a new experiment named LUX has proven itself the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world.

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Super-thin membranes portend tiny pumps

Super-thin membranes portend tiny pumps

October 28, 2013

A super-thin silicon membrane could pave the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card.

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Students Sought for Stop-Smoking Study

Students Sought for Stop-Smoking Study

October 28, 2013

The URMC is recruiting 1,500 smokers attending community colleges to investigate Web-based delivery of tobacco interventions.

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Rochester commits $100M to data science

Rochester commits $100M to data science

October 18, 2013

The commitment includes creation of an Institute for Data Science, construction of a state-of-the-art building to house it, and as many as 20 new faculty members.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

October 17, 2013

A recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep.

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