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Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

April 30, 2014

Streaming jets of high-speed matter produce some of the most stunning objects seen in space. an experiment by French and American researchers using extremely high-powered lasers offers experimental verification of one proposed mechanism for creating them.

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Biologist Vera Gorbunova to lead 5-year project on longevity

Biologist Vera Gorbunova to lead 5-year project on longevity

April 23, 2014

A $9.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will support research into the factors responsible for longevity in various species of long-lived rodents, with the goal of developing treatments to improve the aging process in people.

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Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

April 21, 2014

How can you reliably control the current that flows from one electrode to another in a circuit that is the width of a single molecule? The key, according to assistant professor of chemical engineering Alexander Shestopalov, is adding a second, inert layer of molecules.

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Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

April 21, 2014

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research by Carmala Garzione, professor of earth and environmental sciences, provides an explanation.

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Football off-season not long enough for brain to heal

Football off-season not long enough for brain to heal

April 16, 2014

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season, according to a new study from Jeffrey J. Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine.

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Hormonal link between depression, memory loss explored

Hormonal link between depression, memory loss explored

April 14, 2014

Clinical trials are underway to determine whether IGF-1, an insulin-like hormone, could be an effective therapeutic agent to slow or prevent cognitive decline in people at risk.

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Rochester receives $3 million for flu research

Rochester receives $3 million for flu research

April 10, 2014

The funds allow continued study over the next year of how our immune systems respond to flu vaccines and seasonal and pandemic flu viruses.

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For elderly patients, surgical decisions “Takes a Village”

For elderly patients, surgical decisions “Takes a Village”

April 9, 2014

Consultation with a team of medical personnel, rather than soley a surgeon, helps patients better understand the benefits and risks of each option before them.

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$23 million grant to support new Parkinson’s clinical trial

$23 million grant to support new Parkinson’s clinical trial

April 2, 2014

A grant from the National Institutes of Health will support a new Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the drug isradipine as a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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Blood transfusions linked to infections

Blood transfusions linked to infections

April 1, 2014

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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