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Report recommends more treatment, research for Gulf War vets

Report recommends more treatment, research for Gulf War vets

February 15, 2016

Deborah Cory-Slechta, acting chair of the Medical Center’s Department of Environmental Medicine, is the lead author of the latest national Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness.

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Love is sweet … and so is science

Love is sweet … and so is science

February 12, 2016

Rochester research into relationships, love, wine, and happiness make for an “Ever Better” Valentine’s Day.

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Scientists seek to improve flu vaccine for the very young

Scientists seek to improve flu vaccine for the very young

February 11, 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to make a nasal spray flu vaccine safer for those who are at greatest risk of catching the flu, particularly infants under the age of 2.

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Study sheds light on source of drug addicts risk-taking behavior

Study sheds light on source of drug addicts risk-taking behavior

February 10, 2016

While drug users have very strong motivations to seek out “rewards,” they exhibit an impaired ability to adjust their behavior and are less fulfilled once they have achieved what they desire.

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Team approach helps patients control blood pressure

Team approach helps patients control blood pressure

February 9, 2016

In a study at a clinic in the city of Rochester. researchers found that a team-based approach to the treatment of hypertension led to a 30 percent improvement in blood pressure control for the largely minority and low-income patients.

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Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

February 9, 2016

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by chemical engineering professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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Scientists map genome of common bed bug

Scientists map genome of common bed bug

February 2, 2016

“There’s an explosion of insect genome sequencing right now,” said Jack Werren, a professor of biology and a member of the research team. “But the bed bug is particularly interesting because it’s a human parasite, a major pest, and has a unique biology.”

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Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

February 1, 2016

A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice—an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head.

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Unwinding ovarian clock to understand fertility

Unwinding ovarian clock to understand fertility

January 28, 2016

Researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered the cell in the ovary that governs the timing of ovulation. This finding could unlock clues to remedy infertility among people who have altered sleep schedules due to shift work or frequent jet lag, for example.

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Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

January 28, 2016

Neurology researchers have shown that the brain’s immune system is responsible for disrupting communication between nerve cells, even in parts of the brain that are not normally considered to be primary targets of the disease.

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