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Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

March 2, 2017

Exercise or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute–led study published in JAMA Oncology.

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Home care improves stroke outcomes

Home care improves stroke outcomes

March 1, 2017

Stroke patients who are paired with caregivers that help them transition back to their homes are significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to Medical Center study.

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GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

February 27, 2017

Kim Stagg ’17 covers a lot of ground during each soccer team practice and game. Thanks to an innovative data science program, she and her coaches now know just how much. In fact, she left cleat marks on more than 90% of Fauver Stadium during last season’s closer against Emory. Stagg and her teammates wear GPS devices that track movement, heart rate, and exertion levels, helping her coaches know how much recovery time she might need to avoid injury.

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Upstate New York I-Corps Node launches online innovation resource

Upstate New York I-Corps Node launches online innovation resource

February 23, 2017

The new website allows researchers to combine their technical knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering marketable new technologies.

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Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

February 21, 2017

Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.

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Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

February 16, 2017

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other additives known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

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Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

February 12, 2017

Online dating is second only to “meeting through friends” as the most popular form of matchmaking, and Rochester psychologist Harry Reis has been investigating the phenomenon as the stigma has lifted.

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Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

February 9, 2017

Medical Center scientists have found that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can reduce the production of antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms in people with milder cases of asthma.

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Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

February 8, 2017

A recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and here at Rochester pays particular attention to gas hydrates beneath the Arctic Ocean.

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Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper

Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper

February 3, 2017

In a fuel cell that relies on bacteria found in wastewater, Rochester researchers have developed an electrode using a common household material: paper.

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