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It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

December 11, 2018

A new Medical Center study rethinks how the brain completes the complex task of reaching and grasping for objects, with implications for the development of prosthetics.

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Researchers detect high-energy radiation from ‘weird’ star system

Researchers detect high-energy radiation from ‘weird’ star system

November 14, 2018

Rochester researchers are part of an international collaboration of scientists that has, for the first time, detected extremely high-energy gamma rays from one of the most powerful star systems in the Milky Way.

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Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

October 18, 2018

Among adolescents who suffered abuse or neglect as children, not all entertain suicidal thoughts. So what can we learn about those who do? A Mt. Hope Family Center study shows a strong correlation between poor mother-daughter relationships and increased suicide risk in teenage girls.

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How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

October 15, 2018

A breakthrough study from Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute gives researchers hope that new gene-targeted therapies could improve survival rates for acute myeloid leukemia, which have not budged in years.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

September 18, 2018

The first complete English translation of Goethe’s original 1776 text of “Stella: A Play for Lovers” reveals greater differences in gender relations.

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Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

September 6, 2018

For 90 years physicists have known that incompatibly opposite properties are inherent in all elementary particles. Now Rochester researchers say they’ve resolved this weird and inescapable wave-particle duality.

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Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

September 5, 2018

The results of a clinical trial led by Rochester neurologists show that a new drug therapy for multiple sclerosis slowed the brain shrinkage associated with progressive forms of MS.

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