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Q&A: Biologist earns raves for work with yeast

Q&A: Biologist earns raves for work with yeast

March 16, 2016

LISTEN: David Goldfarb, professor of biology, researches yeast as a model organism for understanding the aging process in humans. Why does this essential ingredient in bread and beer make a good research specimen?

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Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

March 15, 2016

A team of University and Adobe researchers is outperforming other approaches to creating computer-generated image captions in an international competition. The key to their winning approach? Thinking about words – what they mean and how they fit in a sentence structure – just as much as thinking about the image itself.

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Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce lung infections

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce lung infections

March 15, 2016

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids—like those found in salmon—might be the key to helping the body combat COPD-related lung infections, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. (CC BY-SA 4.0 photo / Marco Almbauer)

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Embarking on ‘first real big test’ of immunotherapy for lymphoma

Embarking on ‘first real big test’ of immunotherapy for lymphoma

March 14, 2016

Ed Foster, a physician from Elmira, is the first person in upstate New York to receive an innovative new therapy at Wilmot Cancer Institute that involves engineering a patient’s own immune cells to attack cancer.

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Immune cells ‘prune’ connections between neurons

Immune cells ‘prune’ connections between neurons

March 7, 2016

Cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection may also play an important role in rewiring the connections between nerve cells, helping to explain diseases like autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, and dementia.

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Rochester scientist discovers new comet

Rochester scientist discovers new comet

March 4, 2016

David Cameron, a visiting scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has discovered a new comet – the first to be discovered by an astronomer associated with the University or with the Rochester area in over a century, his colleagues believe.

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Nursing professor to present research at White House

Nursing professor to present research at White House

March 2, 2016

LaRon Nelson is among a select group of researchers, program directors and community leaders invited to participate in a White House symposium focused on reducing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.

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Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

February 17, 2016

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.

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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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