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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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Ching Tang Honored as Pioneer of Organic Electronics

Ching Tang Honored as Pioneer of Organic Electronics

October 17, 2013

The a professor of chemical engineering is being honored on two continents within the next week for his pioneering work on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

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Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

October 17, 2013

Vasilii Petrenko is one of 16 researchers being awarded a prestigious David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship totaling $875,000 over five years to spend on a research project of his or her choice.

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