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Tag: Department of Neuroscience

Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

October 18, 2018

What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.

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Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

April 16, 2018

Kathryn Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Martina Poletti, assistant professor of neuroscience, are this year’s recipients of University Furth Fund awards.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

April 5, 2018

The University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

March 12, 2018

Farran Briggs, a new associate professor of neuroscience and of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, studies how attention affects the brain’s ability to process visual information.

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Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

August 26, 2017

A team of surgeons, brain and cognitive science researchers, and music theorists worked together to preserve a musician’s ability to experience music, ending in a remarkable saxophone solo on the operating table.

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Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

April 24, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure.

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Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders

Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders

December 15, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a potential new means of treating lysosomal storage disorders, some of the most severe genetic diseases of childhood.

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Study challenges autism brain response theory

Study challenges autism brain response theory

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.

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Nuclear protein causes cancer to become more aggressive

Nuclear protein causes cancer to become more aggressive

September 27, 2016

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and deadly of childhood cancers, and Medical Center researchers have discovered that aggressive forms of the cancer contain a specific protein in their cells’ nuclei not found in more benign cases.

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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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