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Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

February 9, 2016

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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Scientists map genome of common bed bug

Scientists map genome of common bed bug

February 2, 2016

“There’s an explosion of insect genome sequencing right now,” said Jack Werren, a professor of biology and a member of the research team. “But the bed bug is particularly interesting because it’s a human parasite, a major pest, and has a unique biology.”

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Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

February 1, 2016

A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice—an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head.

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Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

February 1, 2016

A new study shows that values of social responsibility and caring for others decrease between the ages of 10 to 16. These decreases, however, are in concert with feelings of decreasing support from their parents, schools, and friends.

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Unwinding ovarian clock to understand fertility

Unwinding ovarian clock to understand fertility

January 28, 2016

Researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered the cell in the ovary that governs the timing of ovulation. This finding could unlock clues to remedy infertility among people who have altered sleep schedules due to shift work or frequent jet lag, for example.

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Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

January 28, 2016

Neurology researchers have shown that the brain’s immune system is responsible for disrupting communication between nerve cells, even in parts of the brain that are not normally considered to be primary targets of the disease.

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Scientists find cause of cognitive decline in MS patients

Scientists find cause of cognitive decline in MS patients

January 27, 2016

Scientists found the over-active immune response that characterizes multiple sclerosis causes synapses in the brain to get overloaded and stop functioning.

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Quality, not quantity, of hospital time impacts hip fracture patients’ odds of survival

Quality, not quantity, of hospital time impacts hip fracture patients’ odds of survival

January 24, 2016

Comparing hip injury outcomes in New York state and in Sweden, Medical Center researchers found that patients do as well in the U.S. with short hospital stays as they do with longer hospital stays in Sweden, due to the difference in the countries’ health care systems.

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Scientists in Spain create first ever ‘magnetic wormhole’ in lab

Scientists in Spain create first ever ‘magnetic wormhole’ in lab

January 23, 2016

The team was inspired by the theoretical work of Allan Greenleaf, a professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester in New York.

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Your ear is a tape measure

Your ear is a tape measure

January 21, 2016

Most intervals between linked visual and auditory stimuli are so brief as to be imperceptible. A new study has found that we can glean distance information from these minimally discrepant arrival times nonetheless.

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