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Optical Scientist and Educator M. Parker Givens Dies at 96

Optical Scientist and Educator M. Parker Givens Dies at 96

January 15, 2013

Although Givens “officially” retired in 1981 at the mandatory age of 65 (at that time a federal law), he continued to teach for another 22 years, and was primarily responsible for the senior laboratory course.

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Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed

Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed

January 10, 2013

Shen it comes to moving signals between neurons in the brain, it turns out that scientists may have vastly exaggerated the role of the astrocyte.

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Study Aims to Curtail Chemo Queasiness

Study Aims to Curtail Chemo Queasiness

January 8, 2013

URMC researchers continue their quest to help cancer patients cope with nausea during chemotherapy by using relaxation techniques and acupressure wrist bands.

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Doctor Receives Top Honor from American Pediatric Society

Doctor Receives Top Honor from American Pediatric Society

January 8, 2013

Elizabeth McAnarney helped develop Adolescent Medicine as specialty and improve teen pregnancy care.

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Now Where Did I Put My Keys Again?

Now Where Did I Put My Keys Again?

January 3, 2013

The memory problems that many women experience in their 40s and 50s are real – and appear to be most acute during early post menopause.

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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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