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Apple highlights Parkinson’s app with URMC ties

Apple highlights Parkinson’s app with URMC ties

March 9, 2015

A new iPhone mobile app which allows patients with Parkinson’s disease to track their symptoms in real time and share this information with researchers was featured by Apple executives during the company’s semi-annual product launch event.

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Inappropriate use of antibiotics biggest risk factor for C. diff infection

Inappropriate use of antibiotics biggest risk factor for C. diff infection

March 2, 2015

A new study led by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with support and data from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, estimates that Clostridium difficile or C. diff caused almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011.

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Renowned expert to describe breakthroughs in data science

Renowned expert to describe breakthroughs in data science

February 27, 2015

Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Research, will show how breakthroughs in the new field of data science are solving previously intractable problems in clinical medicine, public health, transportation, disaster recovery, and many other areas.

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A close call of 0.8 light years

A close call of 0.8 light years

February 16, 2015

A recently discovered dim star likely passed some 70,000 years ago through our solar system’s distant cloud of comets known as the Oort Cloud. No other star is known to have ever approached our solar system this closely.

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New self-stretching material developed at University of Rochester

New self-stretching material developed at University of Rochester

February 16, 2015

Although most materials slightly expand when heated, there is a new class of rubber-like material that not only self-stretches upon cooling; it reverts back to its original shape when heated, all without physical manipulation.

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Curious monkeys share our thirst for knowledge

Curious monkeys share our thirst for knowledge

February 12, 2015

Monkeys are notoriously curious, and new research has quantified just how eager they are to gain new information, even if there are not immediate benefits.

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E-cigarette vapors, flavorings, trigger lung cell stress

E-cigarette vapors, flavorings, trigger lung cell stress

February 10, 2015

Emissions from e-cigarette aerosols and flavorings damage lung cells by creating harmful free radicals and inflammation in lung tissue, according to a new URMC study.

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An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

February 4, 2015

Naked mole rats are small, hairless, subterranean rodents that have never been known to get cancer despite having a 30-year lifespan. A new protein discovered by biologist Vera Gorbunova may help explain why.

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FDA approves breast imaging system

FDA approves breast imaging system

February 4, 2015

After more than a decade of development and data-gathering — including breast scans on nearly 700 women and 79 patents issued — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Koning Breast CT breast-cancer imaging system invented by a Medical Center professor.

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Generating Möbius strips of light

Generating Möbius strips of light

January 29, 2015

A collaboration between researchers from Canada, Europe, and Rochester has experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for light’s electromagnetic field to assume this peculiar shape.

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