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Cancer Researchers Awarded $2M

Cancer Researchers Awarded $2M

June 25, 2013

A pair of grants from the American Cancer Society will support improving patient-centered care and communication, and researching mutations during early stages of liver cancer.

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Engineering Students, Docs Team Up

Engineering Students, Docs Team Up

June 24, 2013

The University is launching the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation to connect physicians with biomedical engineering faculty and students who can help develop product prototypes.

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Golisano Orthopaedics Ranks ‘Best’

Golisano Orthopaedics Ranks ‘Best’

June 20, 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, Golisano Children’s Hospital’s orthopaedic specialists have earned a place among the Best Children’s Hospitals listing by U.S. News & World Report.

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What’s Your Motion Quotient

What’s Your Motion Quotient

June 19, 2013

A surprisingly simple exercise measures the brain’s unconscious ability to filter out visual movement, and points to an unexpected link between IQ and motion filtering

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Naked Mole Rats Cancer-resistant Chemical ID’d

Naked Mole Rats Cancer-resistant Chemical ID’d

June 19, 2013

The biologists’ focus on high molecular weight hyaluronan (HMW-HA) began after they noticed that a gooey substance in the naked mole rat culture was clogging the vacuum pumps and tubing.

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Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

June 17, 2013

Two hundred physics and optics researchers from 20 countries worldwide have come together at the University of Rochester this week for the Tenth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics.

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How To Hide a Boy – or Maybe a Satellite

How To Hide a Boy – or Maybe a Satellite

June 7, 2013

With the help of his 14 year-old son, Benjamin, John Howell built three simple but surprisingly effective optical cloaking devices with inexpensive, off-the-shelf materials.

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Brain Cells Lost to Huntington’s Disease Regenerated

Brain Cells Lost to Huntington’s Disease Regenerated

June 6, 2013

Scientists used a modified virus to infect target cells in the brains of affected mice, and trigger the sustained over-expression of proteins which, in turn, activated the neighboring neural stem cells to produce neurons.

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Lemonade Sweetens Fight Vs. Kids’ Cancer

Lemonade Sweetens Fight Vs. Kids’ Cancer

June 4, 2013

Researchers put down their beakers and syringes in favor of pitchers of lemonade—in the spirit of the little girl who made it all possible.

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Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

June 3, 2013

Using human tissue samples representing the three principal stages of the cancer, the researchers were able to identify and isolate the cancer-inducing stem cells.

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