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This is your brain on sentences

This is your brain on sentences

August 12, 2016

What does the meaning of a word look like? Researchers have, for the first time, decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, and successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be for new sentences.

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‘Optical spring’ enables detection of single molecules

‘Optical spring’ enables detection of single molecules

August 11, 2016

Using the spring force produced by light circulating in a miniaturized resonator, a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rochester and the University of Victoria has discovered a new approach to detecting single particles.

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Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

August 8, 2016

The brain uses a “just in time” system for delivering the oxygen that fuels nerve cells. These findings from the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine could shed light on the cognitive decline that accompanies diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Fate of marine carbon confirms importance of polar oceans

Fate of marine carbon confirms importance of polar oceans

August 3, 2016

A new study shows that the polar seas are much better than other regions of the ocean at trapping carbon from marine plankton.

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Study finds ‘heart-brain’ link between LQTS, seizures

Study finds ‘heart-brain’ link between LQTS, seizures

July 29, 2016

Patients carrying certain mutations that cause long QT syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures, according to a new study from the Medical Center. The study is the first to demonstrate a link between LQTS and seizures.

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Hearing test may identify autism risk

Hearing test may identify autism risk

July 25, 2016

While many signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are present before age two, the majority of children with ASD are not diagnosed until after age four. Medical Center researchers have identified a simple test to screen younger children for hearing deficiencies associated with autism.

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In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

July 22, 2016

Susan Gustafson’s recently published book examines Johann Goethe’s depiction of family in his literary works, which were cutting-edge compared to the actual state of marriage and family in early 19th-century Germany.

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Come on baby, (re)light my fire

Come on baby, (re)light my fire

July 20, 2016

New research indicates that there are ways that couples can sustain—or relight—their passion. The study suggests that when men and women perceive their partners as responsive, they feel special and think of their partner as a valuable mate, which in turn boosts sexual desirability.

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Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

July 7, 2016

In a review of the state of the research in this field, Rochester physicist Riccardo Betti concludes the goal of realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion remains elusive, despite recent significant progress.

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