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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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Immune system cells key to maintaining blood-brain barrier

Immune system cells key to maintaining blood-brain barrier

January 11, 2016

New Medical Center research shows that the cells responsible for protecting the brain from infection and inflammation are also responsible for repairing the system of defenses that separates the brain from the rest of the body.

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What can frogs teach us about tumors?

What can frogs teach us about tumors?

January 4, 2016

The School of Medicine and Dentistry houses the largest research resource of South African clawed frogs in the world, and researchers in Rochester and around the globe are using this frog model to better understand the minute details of how tumors grow and how the body reacts.

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Buffalo men receive gift of new hearts for Christmas

Buffalo men receive gift of new hearts for Christmas

December 24, 2015

Christmas came early for Jerry Galuszka and Frank Pluta, because they received life-saving heart transplants at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

December 9, 2015

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study from the University’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.

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Early Douglass daguerreotype on display

Early Douglass daguerreotype on display

December 8, 2015

One of the earliest images of the 19th-century abolitionist is on loan at the River Campus Libraries through February. While here, the 1848 portrait will feature in a larger exhibition about the University’s work on researching and preserving daguerreotypes.

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New drug for periodic paralysis has roots at Medical Center

New drug for periodic paralysis has roots at Medical Center

December 4, 2015

More than 15 years of research led by Rochester neurologists has culminated in the first FDA-approved treatment for individuals with a rare neuromuscular disorder called periodic paralysis.

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More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

December 3, 2015

A research team led by chemistry professor William Jones has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts.

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Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

December 1, 2015

A University biomedical engineering lab has discovered a new way to judge whether breast cancer cells are likely to spread, by viewing tumor biopsies with a powerful multi-photon laser microscope and watching for certain optical patterns emitted by cancer.

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