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Your Brain on Big Bird

Your Brain on Big Bird

January 3, 2013

Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children’s brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.

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Houston, We Have Another Problem

Houston, We Have Another Problem

December 31, 2012

Cosmic radiation – which would bombard astronauts on deep space missions to places like Mars – could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Electronic Imaging Researcher Recognized

Electronic Imaging Researcher Recognized

December 27, 2012

Sharma is being recognized for contributions to electronic imaging and media security. His work has had a lasting impact in both the academic community and in industry, and he holds over 50 US patents.

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Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

December 12, 2012

These strokes, which are often imperceptible, are common in older adults and are believed to contribute to dementia.

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No Ashtrays, Less Back Pain

No Ashtrays, Less Back Pain

December 6, 2012

Smoking cessation either prior to treatment or during the course of care was related to significant improvements in back pain.

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Smartphones: the New Mood Ring?

Smartphones: the New Mood Ring?

December 4, 2012

If you think having your phone identify the nearest bus stop is cool, wait until it identifies your mood. Rochester engineers are developing a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, with substantially greater accuracy than existing approaches.

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In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Type 1 diabetics show more complications and poor outcomes than Type 2 and non-diabetic women. Historically, research on diabetes in pregnancy hasn’t differentiated between the two types.

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Dark Matter Detector Installed Underwater, Underground

Dark Matter Detector Installed Underwater, Underground

November 15, 2012

An experiment to look for one of nature’s most elusive subatomic particles is underway in a stainless steel tank nearly a mile underground beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota. And among the dozens of scientists involved in the research is physics Professor Frank Wolfs.

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“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

November 15, 2012

These meteorites, or pallasites, were likely formed when a smaller asteroid crashed into a planet-like body about 30 times smaller than earth.

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