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Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smarter

Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smarter

March 7, 2013

The research team decided to determine if human glial cells in the brain provides unique capabilities by seeing what happened when these cells were allowed to co-exist with the normal nerve cells of mice.

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Brain Injury – As Autoimmune Disorder?

March 6, 2013

Long-term effects of repeat, sub-concussive hits to the head may be due to damage to the blood-brain barrier, and the resulting autoimmune response might be the culprit.

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Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

March 3, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light.

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Hockey Player Has Heart

Hockey Player Has Heart

March 1, 2013

URMC’s heart failure and transplantation team applauds Gaetano Orlando’s steady recovery from heart failure.

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Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

February 28, 2013

Researchers have identified a weakness in at least one antibiotic-resistant superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise for MS

Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise for MS

February 7, 2013

This is the first successful attempt to employ human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to produce a population of cells critical to neural signaling in the brain.

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New Device Developed to Treat Aneurysms

New Device Developed to Treat Aneurysms

February 7, 2013

URMC’s Heart and Vascular Center is one of just 30 centers to use a custom-made endovascular graft for the most challenging abdominal aortic aneurysms cases.

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Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens

Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens

January 25, 2013

Some of the most significant modern health problems — including obesity and type 2 diabetes, infections, and joint degeneration — a linked with the latest musculoskeletal research.

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American Physical Society Honors Chemist

American Physical Society Honors Chemist

January 17, 2013

Todd Krauss is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics of nanoscale semiconductors.

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