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Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

October 18, 2017

Medical Center researchers are reaching for new tools, such as algorithms, machine learning, computer simulations, and mobile technologies, to both improve care and identify new therapies for complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s.

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Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

October 3, 2017

Teenagers whose classes begin before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk, according to a recent Medical Center study that is one of the first to look specifically at school start times and compromised sleep quality.

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Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

October 2, 2017

New research will seek to understand why people who are HIV-positive are more susceptible to a progressive cerebrovascular disease that can ultimately give rise to dementia.

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Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

September 25, 2017

Rochester is participating in the largest long-term study of brain development and child health, following the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children from ages 9-10 through early adulthood.

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Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2017

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging brings together scientists from the Medical Center and engineers from the River Campus to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s waste removal system.

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Unraveling RNA and stereotypes with Lynne Maquat

Unraveling RNA and stereotypes with Lynne Maquat

August 29, 2017

The Rochester biochemist is best known for unraveling RNA’s role in sickness and in health and for advocating for young women in the sciences.

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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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Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

August 2, 2017

Patients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent—half the rate of patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the Medical Center.

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Eye test could help diagnose autism

Eye test could help diagnose autism

July 24, 2017

A test that measures the inability of the brain to adjust the size of eye movements could allow for earlier detection of autism spectrum disorders.

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Significant racial disparities persist in hospital readmissions

Significant racial disparities persist in hospital readmissions

June 26, 2017

A new Medical Center study shows that black patients enrolled with Medicare Advantage are far more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after a surgery than those enrolled on traditional Medicare.

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