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Hoque receives World Technology Award

Hoque receives World Technology Award

December 12, 2016

Ehsan Hoque, assistant director for research outreach at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, has been recognized as a leading innovator along with other U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and other winners this year.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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Institute of Optics specialized in devices for night warfare

Institute of Optics specialized in devices for night warfare

December 7, 2016

By the time the United States formally entered World War II, Brian O’Brien and his colleagues at the Institute of Optics had “essentially initiated the whole science of night warfare.”

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Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study explains how the benefits of radiation can be hijacked by the treatment’s tendency to dampen the body’s immune response, and suggests that adding immunotherapy to radiotherapy improves treatment.

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Study challenges autism brain response theory

Study challenges autism brain response theory

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.

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Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better

Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better

November 28, 2016

A new study by vision scientists finds that children with poor vision see vast and lasting improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of playing kid-friendly video games.

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Chemist known for building a better molecule named AAAS fellow

Chemist known for building a better molecule named AAAS fellow

November 21, 2016

Daniel Weix, associate professor of chemistry, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

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Physicians create ‘model human’ to practice surgery

Physicians create ‘model human’ to practice surgery

November 17, 2016

Physicians at the Medical Center have developed a new way to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut.

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‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

November 17, 2016

Challenging a long-held convention, University researchers have shown they can inhibit the influenza A virus by targeting its genomic RNA with “antisense” compounds.

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Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

November 17, 2016

In the the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their effect on oral health at the cellular level, Medical Center research suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.

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