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Baby aspirin? Many doctors don’t recommend, despite guidelines

Baby aspirin? Many doctors don’t recommend, despite guidelines

August 5, 2014

In a nationwide student, School of Medicine and Dentistry researchers found that a majority of middle-aged men and women eligible to take aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke do not recall their doctors ever telling them to do so.

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Study shows childbirth complications vary widely at U.S. hospitals

Study shows childbirth complications vary widely at U.S. hospitals

August 4, 2014

Complication rates can vary as much as five-fold among hospitals, prompting researchers to call for the development of a national quality reporting system to improve maternal outcomes.

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Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states

Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states

July 30, 2014

As a quantum state collapses, it will follow a path known as a quantum trajectory. In a new paper featured this week on the cover of Nature, scientists have shown that it is possible to track these quantum trajectories and compare them to a theory, recently developed by University of Rochester physicists, for predicting the most likely path a system will take.

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New mouse model may open autism treatment research avenues

New mouse model may open autism treatment research avenues

July 29, 2014

Chair of Pediatrics Nina Schor followed a hunch about a brain receptor — a hunch that may give researchers a new avenue for testing drugs for autism. “Science doesn’t always travel in a straight line,” Schor said. “Sometimes the importance of a scientific study in one field is what it unexpectedly tells us about another field.”

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When temperatures drop, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

When temperatures drop, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

July 21, 2014

Rochester biologist Michael Welte and his team made their discovery while studying the internal mechanisms of the egg cell of the fruit fly, known as Drosophila. What keeps the assembly line functioning—based on the new research—is a protein called Klar.

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Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

July 18, 2014

Blood-sampling studies led by comparative medicine professor and chair Jeff Wyatt are showing promising signs for the fish, for the once-troubled embayment of the lower Genesee — and, potentially, for the local economy.

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Bend in Appalachian mountain chain finally explained

Bend in Appalachian mountain chain finally explained

July 18, 2014

Rochester researchers now know what causes the bend in the otherwise straight line of the Appalachian Mountains, and this new understanding of the region’s underlying structures could inform debates over the practice of hyrdrofracking.

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NIH awards $9 million for study of immune system in action

NIH awards $9 million for study of immune system in action

July 17, 2014

The five-year grant funds work to adapt and develop cutting-edge imaging techniques. Researchers will make use of the University’s Multiphoton Core Facility, which contains state-of-the-art systems enabling in vivo (Latin for “in the living”) imaging and analysis.

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Women feel threatened by ‘the lady in red’

Women feel threatened by ‘the lady in red’

July 14, 2014

In a new study, psychology graduate student Adam Pazda found that women believe that other women who wear red are more sexually promiscuous and were less likely to introduce their husband or boyfriend to a woman wearing red.

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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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