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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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New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

January 2, 2017

Researchers at the Rochester Medical Center are the first to be able to make out the individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. They hope their revolutionary new technique could prevent vision loss via earlier diagnosis and treatment for these diseases.

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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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Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

December 20, 2016

Researchers at the University’s Wilmot Cancer Institute and Roswell Park in Buffalo have discovered a possible new tool for predicting whether prostate cancer will reoccur following surgery based on the expression patterns of four genes.

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New prehistoric bird species discovered

New prehistoric bird species discovered

December 16, 2016

A team of Rochester geologists has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.

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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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Researchers identify brain region as possible target for dementia prevention

Researchers identify brain region as possible target for dementia prevention

December 13, 2016

A School of Nursing study has found that older adults with excellent memories have more efficient connections between specific regions of the brain.

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Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study explains how the benefits of radiation can be hijacked by the treatment’s tendency to dampen the body’s immune response, and suggests that adding immunotherapy to radiotherapy improves treatment.

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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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