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When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

February 19, 2019

In a new study, Rochester psychologists found that mothers and fathers who were less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens’ behavior.

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Male Y chromosomes not ‘genetic wastelands’

Male Y chromosomes not ‘genetic wastelands’

February 6, 2019

The Y chromosome is one piece of the genetic puzzle that is notoriously difficult to sequence. Rochester biologists are finding new insights into the processes that shape the Y chromosome.

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Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

January 29, 2019

Rochester researchers have gathered the first field data that show the Earth’s inner core is only about 565 million years old—relatively young compared to the age of our 4.5-billion-year-old planet.

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Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

January 25, 2019

New Rochester research may help explain the connection between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s all to do with how the brain pumps away waste.

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Common test of mental state understanding is biased

Common test of mental state understanding is biased

January 24, 2019

A new Rochester study has shown that a widely accepted test for assessing a patient’s ability to understand the mental state of another is biased against the less educated and against racial and ethnic minorities.

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Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 22, 2019

While the world may appear stable, our eyes are always jittering. Rochester research is showing how these eye movements, once thought to be inconsequential, are critical to our visual system.

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You were a finalist city, but didn’t land Amazon HQ2? You still may benefit

You were a finalist city, but didn’t land Amazon HQ2? You still may benefit

January 10, 2019

Research from the Simon Business School suggests that start-up and entrepreneurial activity increased in the 20 cities considered as locations for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

January 7, 2019

In a new study, researchers demonstrate how sex and sexual desire play a major role not only in attracting potential partners to each other, but also in encouraging the formation of romantic relationships and emotional bonding.

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Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

January 4, 2019

In a recent experiment, a group of political scientists has found that when choosing a candidate, party affiliation outweighs a candidate’s policy positions and their support for democratic norms for both Democrats and Republicans surveyed.

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What makes a species different?

What makes a species different?

January 2, 2019

New Rochester research points to the presence of “selfish genes,” whose flow among species may dictate whether two species converge or diverge.

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