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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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Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

July 10, 2017

A new study may help explain the differences in severity in symptoms that many people with multiple sclerosis experience.

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Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding

June 27, 2017

Even in children with an average IQ, researchers found that emotional understanding lags by two to five years behind typically developing peers.

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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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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

June 22, 2017

University researchers studying the venom of parasitic wasps believe a relatively understudied mechanism for creating new gene functions may be widespread in other species as well.

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Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

June 16, 2017

An anthropology professor chronicles her multi-year foray into a suburban high school to study female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression, concluding that actions assumed to be benign should be reclassified as violence.

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Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

June 15, 2017

A computer model developed at Rochester, and used to compare model data to analysis on 100,000-year-old Greenland ice cores, has shown a surprising result.

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What really motivates us

What really motivates us

June 14, 2017

Is it money, power, and fame? Or rather fear and punishment? For nearly 40 years Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founders of self-determination theory, have sought to answer the question of human motivation.

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Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

June 9, 2017

When newborn mice are exposed to extra oxygen at birth — which causes their lungs to respond and develop similarly to those of preterm infants — they end up with far fewer of these cells once they reach adulthood and respond worse to the flu once fully grown.

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Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

June 6, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that the loss of muscle stem cells, and not the loss of motor neurons, is the main driving force behind muscle decline in mice.

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