New research provides further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure. The Seychelles Child Development Study – a partnership between the University of Rochester. Ulster University, and the Republic of Seychelles Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education – is one of the longest and largest studies of its kind.
Scientists at the Institute of Optics have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.
Four decades into the nation’s ‘war on cancer,’ the Wilmot Cancer Institute and its director Jonathan Friedberg prepare for the next era in the fight.
Novartis, a multi-national pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, honors two scientists each year who are “within 10 years of having established an independent academic research career in the areas of organic or bioorganic chemistry in the broadest sense.” The Novartis Early Career Award comes with a $150,000 grant over three years to continue the recipient’s research.
Researchers hope that this oral vaccine will create a more robust immune response against HIV. Volunteer study subjects must be between the ages of 18 and 40, in good health and not infected with HIV; they will be paid up to $2,050 based on their level of participation.
The American Academy of Neurology has included a UR Medicine study among its picks for the most revolutionary research of 2014. The study found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug significantly reduced agitation in Alzheimer’s disease patients.
A new $3.8 million grant will bring together clinical and bench researchers to better understand why individuals who receive anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.
In what they call a “weird little corner” of the already weird world of neutrinos, physicists have found evidence that these tiny particles might be involved in a surprising reaction. In an experiment conducted with the international MINERvA collaboration at Fermilab, physics professor Kevin McFarland and his students and colleagues provide evidence that neutrinos can sometimes interact with a nucleus but leave it basically untouched, resulting in a new particle being created out of a vacuum.
Rochester scientists say they have an alternative to the standard explanation for why order matters when the human mind processes information. Ting Qian and Richard Aslin explain that our tendency to detect patterns is built into our cognitive processes, even when it’s at the risk of overestimating the importance of such patterns. (photo by Flickr user redwoodphotography made available under CC BY-ND 2.0)
A new Medical Center study shows that pregabalin — marketed under the name Lyrica — is not effective in controlling the pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis, the most common type of chronic lower back pain in older adults.