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Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington’s disease

Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington’s disease

June 7, 2016

Medical Center researchers have successfully reduced the symptoms and slowed the progression of Huntington’s disease by replacing sick mouse glia cells with healthy human cells. The findings could ultimately point to a new method to treat the disease.

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Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

June 1, 2016

Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce pain and tingling in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise.

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Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on icy moons

Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on icy moons

May 25, 2016

Until now, it was thought the cracks on icy moons such as Pluto’s Charon were the result of processes like plate tectonics. But new computer models suggest that the pull exerted by another object might have been the cause.

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Pediatrics professor receives $3M grant to research gene therapy, ARDS

Pediatrics professor receives $3M grant to research gene therapy, ARDS

May 23, 2016

David Dean has received an NIH grant explore a novel method of gene therapy delivery that could greatly benefit patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that affects about 150,000 people each year.

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After concussion, student athletes struggle in return to classroom

After concussion, student athletes struggle in return to classroom

May 20, 2016

Student-athletes who get a concussion often return to school within a week but still have significant problems in the classroom and cannot perform at a normal academic level, according to a new Medical Center study.

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Falling Walls winner heads to Berlin

Falling Walls winner heads to Berlin

May 19, 2016

Solomon Abiola believes it is well within our reach to predict the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola with the same accuracy we predict hurricanes. And this fall, he will have a chance to make his case on an international stage.

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A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

May 19, 2016

Using the same mathematical framework as the Rochester Cloak, researchers have been able to use flat screen displays to extend the range of angles that can be hidden from view. Their method lays out how cloaks of arbitrary shapes, that work from multiple viewpoints, may be practically realized in the near future using commercially available digital devices.

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Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells

Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells

May 18, 2016

A new Medical Center study shows that repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed.

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Sensory processing weaker in patients with schizophrenia

Sensory processing weaker in patients with schizophrenia

May 10, 2016

“There is increasing evidence that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way these patients hear, the way they feel things through their sense of touch, and in the way in which they see the environment,” says Medical Center neuroscientist and study author John Foxe.

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