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Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

February 28, 2013

Researchers have identified a weakness in at least one antibiotic-resistant superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise for MS

Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise for MS

February 7, 2013

This is the first successful attempt to employ human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to produce a population of cells critical to neural signaling in the brain.

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New Device Developed to Treat Aneurysms

New Device Developed to Treat Aneurysms

February 7, 2013

URMC’s Heart and Vascular Center is one of just 30 centers to use a custom-made endovascular graft for the most challenging abdominal aortic aneurysms cases.

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Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens

Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens

January 25, 2013

Some of the most significant modern health problems — including obesity and type 2 diabetes, infections, and joint degeneration — a linked with the latest musculoskeletal research.

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American Physical Society Honors Chemist

American Physical Society Honors Chemist

January 17, 2013

Todd Krauss is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics of nanoscale semiconductors.

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Chemistry Professor Recognized

Chemistry Professor Recognized

January 17, 2013

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society has named Eisenberg the winner of its 2013 William H. Nichols Medal Award.

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New Law Impacts Mammogram Providers

New Law Impacts Mammogram Providers

January 17, 2013

A New York state law that goes into effect this month could impact up to half of all women who get annual mammograms.

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Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia

Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia

January 17, 2013

A subset of cells that drives acute myeloid leukemia appears to have a much slower metabolism than most other tumors cells.

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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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