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Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

July 26, 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital is joining one of the largest family-based obesity studies ever conducted, focusing on treatment that teaches both a child and their parents how to change behaviors and attitudes on food, exercise, and stress.

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Hearing test may identify autism risk

Hearing test may identify autism risk

July 25, 2016

While many signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are present before age two, the majority of children with ASD are not diagnosed until after age four. Medical Center researchers have identified a simple test to screen younger children for hearing deficiencies associated with autism.

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Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

July 21, 2016

An early leader in the adoption of arthroscopy, Rochester’s sports medicine program and its graduates have helped shape the field of sports medicine while restoring countless injured athletes to health.

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10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

July 15, 2016

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey chose the name because “twitter” described “a short inconsequential burst of information.” And yet, the social network is anything but inconsequential in terms of data science research and its applications. Twitter, which went public on this date in 2006, is fertile ground for Rochester researchers interested in tracking everything from disease outbreaks to the dynamics of political campaigns and consumer preferences.

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Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

July 7, 2016

In a review of the state of the research in this field, Rochester physicist Riccardo Betti concludes the goal of realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion remains elusive, despite recent significant progress.

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Medical Center team revises understanding of genetic code

Medical Center team revises understanding of genetic code

June 30, 2016

Scientists for years have known that the genetic code contains many layers of complexity. But new research cracks that code more deeply, clarifying why some genes are inefficiently translated into proteins.

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Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

June 24, 2016

Assistant professor of chemistry Michael Neidig is one of 49 scientists to be recognized this year by the Department of Energy as one of the nation’s “exceptional researchers” in his or her “crucial early career years.”

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Conversing with computer may fight fear of public speaking

Conversing with computer may fight fear of public speaking

June 16, 2016

Can a computer make you a better public speaker? Researchers from the Rochester Human Computer Interaction group created a project that aims to do just that. T

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Telemedicine program will extend Parkinson’s care across state

Telemedicine program will extend Parkinson’s care across state

June 14, 2016

The Parkinson’s Disease Care New York program, launched by neurologists at UR Medicine, will serve as a national model and provide free care to as many as 500 underserved patients across New York.

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