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Small Defibrillator Tweaks Give Big Benefits

Small Defibrillator Tweaks Give Big Benefits

November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

With a simple tweak, defibrillators – devices designed to detect and correct dangerous heart rhythms – can help people with heart disease live longer, and with a much better quality of life, than they do now.

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Knocking on the Door of Stem Cell Therapy

Knocking on the Door of Stem Cell Therapy

October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

After decades of research in regenerative medicine, Medical Center scientists contend we are now on the threshold of human application of stem cell therapies for a class of neurological diseases known as myelin disorders – a list that includes conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

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Optical Society Celebrates Emil Wolf’s 90th Birthday

Optical Society Celebrates Emil Wolf’s 90th Birthday

October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A leading expert in the fields of coherence and polarization properties of optical fields, he is well known for collaborating with Nobel Laureate Max Born on the book Principles of Optics. First published in 1959, it is now in its seventh edition and widely used by students to this day.

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Rethinking Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level

Rethinking Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level

October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Histones are proteins needed to assemble DNA molecules into chromosomes. New research at the University of Rochester is causing a fundamental shift in the concept of histone balance and the mechanism behind it.

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Safety Harnesses Key to Prevent Falls while Deer Hunting

Safety Harnesses Key to Prevent Falls while Deer Hunting

October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The most common reasons for the falls were poor tree-stand construction or maintenance, loss of balance, alcohol use, fatigue and dizziness. Most of the accidents were preventable if hunters, who were all men between the ages of 15 and 69, had worn a safety harness.

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Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many changes to language are simply the brain’s way of ensuring that communication is as precise and concise as possible.

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University Helps Create New Crowdfunding Initiative for Academic Researchers

October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last year, the University provided some of the initial money to create Innovocracy, a crowdfunding platform with a twist: Innovocracy deals exclusively with academic researchers who develop products that can benefit society.

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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

The Marshmallow Study Revisited

October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Children who experienced reliable interactions immediately before the marshmallow task waited on average four times longer—12 versus three minutes—than youngsters in similar but unreliable situations.

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Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies

Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The studies are an important component of preparation in case another pandemic flu virus – a virus that spreads from person to person, infecting people across the globe – occurs.

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Two Rochester Neurologists among Those Calling for Stronger Studies

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The availability of new treatments that affect millions of people ultimately depends on these early studies, and the stakes are high not only for researchers but for patients.

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