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Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

December 9, 2015

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study from the University’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.

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Early Douglass daguerreotype on display

Early Douglass daguerreotype on display

December 8, 2015

One of the earliest images of the 19th-century abolitionist is on loan at the River Campus Libraries through February. While here, the 1848 portrait will feature in a larger exhibition about the University’s work on researching and preserving daguerreotypes.

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New drug for periodic paralysis has roots at Medical Center

New drug for periodic paralysis has roots at Medical Center

December 4, 2015

More than 15 years of research led by Rochester neurologists has culminated in the first FDA-approved treatment for individuals with a rare neuromuscular disorder called periodic paralysis.

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More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

December 3, 2015

A research team led by chemistry professor William Jones has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts.

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Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

December 1, 2015

A University biomedical engineering lab has discovered a new way to judge whether breast cancer cells are likely to spread, by viewing tumor biopsies with a powerful multi-photon laser microscope and watching for certain optical patterns emitted by cancer.

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December 1 is World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day

November 30, 2015

Michael Gottlieb ’73M (MD), examines AIDS awareness posters that are part of the AIDS Education Posters Collection, a collection of more than 6,500 AIDS education posters from around the world. Gottlieb, a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, was the first to identify the disease that would come to be known as AIDS.

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Dancing with computers

Dancing with computers

November 23, 2015

What if relating to computers were more like the way we communicate with other people? That’s a vision that scientists in the field of human-computer interaction, or HCI, are working to realize.

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Researchers test new way to protect people from HIV

Researchers test new way to protect people from HIV

November 20, 2015

The Medical Center is testing a new method to prevent HIV that scientists hope will boost the development of an effective vaccine for the virus.

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NASA grant will explore impact of space travel on brain

NASA grant will explore impact of space travel on brain

November 12, 2015

Kerry O’Banion, professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Discovery of classic pi formula a ‘cunning piece of magic’

Discovery of classic pi formula a ‘cunning piece of magic’

November 10, 2015

While most people associate the mathematical constant π (pi) with arcs and circles, mathematicians are accustomed to seeing it in a variety of fields. But two University scientists were still surprised to find it lurking in a quantum mechanics formula for the energy states of the hydrogen atom.

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