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HTR announces new downtown incubator

HTR announces new downtown incubator

December 16, 2014

High Tech Rochester (HTR) will expand its operations to the center of Rochester, creating an incubation facility that will serve as the cornerstone of the city’s new innovation zone.  The $24 million facility will be located in the Sibley Building. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo, Lt. Governor Duffy, Assembly Majority Leader Morelle, Senator Robach, […]

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Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

December 11, 2014

Medical Center researchers believe they’re on track to solve the mystery of weight gain – and it has nothing to do with holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to become a fat cell, making Thy1 a possible therapeutic target in treating obesity.

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Eastman musicians get Grammy nods

Eastman musicians get Grammy nods

December 6, 2014

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute at the Eastman School of Music, and Eastman alumnus and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig ’66 have received nominations in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards competition. Both are previous Grammy award winners.

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What’s abuzz in the world of a cappella?

What’s abuzz in the world of a cappella?

December 3, 2014

This year-end wrap-up catches up with the latest news and concert plans for the University’s four a cappella ensembles: After Hours, Midnight Ramblers, Vocal Point, and the YellowJackets.

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Blows to head damage brain’s ‘garbage truck,’ accelerate dementia

Blows to head damage brain’s ‘garbage truck,’ accelerate dementia

December 2, 2014

A new study out today in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that traumatic brain injury can disrupt the function of the brain’s waste removal system. When this occurs, toxic proteins may accumulate in the brain, setting the stage for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Congenital herpes tied to lower developmental test scores in infants

Congenital herpes tied to lower developmental test scores in infants

November 4, 2014

A new Medical Center study showed that babies with congenital human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) scored several points lower than those without the infection. Scores for the infected babies were similar to those exposed to lead or cocaine in the womb.

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Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

October 29, 2014

The Intercultural Center has been named to honor alumnus, dean, and University leader Paul J. Burgett. Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees paid tribute to Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), by naming the center on the occasion of his 50th year at the University.

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Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

October 9, 2014

Sepsis, an over-the-top immune system response to an infection, is a common and costly cause of death and the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. The NIH grant will support research collaborations that may pave the way for new treatment targets.

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