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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

May 26, 2017

Most chemists have studied quantum dots for their basic properties. But new research by Rochester scientists points to potential applications in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agro-chemicals.

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Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 25, 2017

Researchers from the Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer.

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Undergraduate students present projects during ‘momentous week to celebrate research’

Undergraduate students present projects during ‘momentous week to celebrate research’

May 15, 2017

In the week running up to last month’s Marches for Science, students presented the results of their own projects at the annual Undergraduate Research Exposition.

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Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

April 26, 2017

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—is widely used in laboratory experiments. But what Rochester researchers found when examining the guts of fruit flies in the wild bears little resemblance to what is seen in the lab.

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Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

April 25, 2017

A new pilot study finds that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families benefit from a multi-component intervention, with the biggest change seen on the parents’ abilities to respond to their children’s needs.

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Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

April 24, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure.

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Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

April 13, 2017

Study shows children also benefit when mothers receive therapy for depression. Part of the improvement is a result of shifting the mother’s vantage point with time-limited therapy that focuses on resolving symptoms and interpersonal issues.

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Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

April 7, 2017

For those suffering from dysphoria­—general unhappiness or elevated depressive symptoms—a Rochester study has found that experiencing or even just anticipating uplifting events in daily life was related to feeling less depressed that same day.

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Kids in stressful environments may adapt cognitive skills

Kids in stressful environments may adapt cognitive skills

April 4, 2017

A new study shows that early experiences of environmental harshness, in combination with personal temperament, can shape the child’s problem-solving abilities later in life.

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