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What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

January 16, 2017

University researchers show that primates — like humans — have the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, irrespective of the surface area those objects occupy. It’s another step in understanding how humans developed the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning.

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Brain protein predicts recovery time following concussion

Brain protein predicts recovery time following concussion

January 9, 2017

A new study from researchers at the UR Medicine Sports Concussion Clinic suggests that elevated levels of the brain protein tau may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an athlete’s readiness to return to the game.

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First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

January 6, 2017

There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Early last spring, earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler invited five undergraduate students and a master’s degree candidate on a research venture designed to change that.

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English professor wins top prize for first book

English professor wins top prize for first book

January 4, 2017

Intertwining political economy and literature, Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English, has won this year’s Modern Language Association’s Prize for a First Book for A Tale of Two Capitalisms: Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

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Concert celebrates Rochester-Velikiy Novgorod sister cities connection

Concert celebrates Rochester-Velikiy Novgorod sister cities connection

December 30, 2016

The 11th annual “Russian-American Friendship Concert,” presented by the Eastman Community Music School, will feature a diverse program of vocal and instrumental works by Russian composers.

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Chemo-brain among women with breast cancer is pervasive, study shows

Chemo-brain among women with breast cancer is pervasive, study shows

December 28, 2016

The largest study to date of memory and cognition problems related to chemotherapy shows that women with breast cancer report substantial issues lasting as long as six months after treatment.

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UR Medicine heart team offers world’s smallest pacemaker

UR Medicine heart team offers world’s smallest pacemaker

December 19, 2016

UR Medicine cardiologists are first in region to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for people with irregular or slow heart rhythms.

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‘The best solutions result from diverse groups thinking about problems’

‘The best solutions result from diverse groups thinking about problems’

December 13, 2016

Wendi Heinzelman is officially installed as the first woman to serve as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. During the ceremony, Heinzelman talked about the importance of increasing the representation of women and under-represented minorities in engineering, and the goals of the Hajim School.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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Pearl Harbor at 75: When war came to campus

Pearl Harbor at 75: When war came to campus

December 7, 2016

On December 7, 1941, the lives of Rochester faculty and students were immediately changed, and a sleepy campus by the Genesee River was transformed into a vital hub for the war effort.

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