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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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Scientists found the over-active immune response that characterizes multiple sclerosis causes synapses in the brain to get overloaded and stop functioning.
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.
The team was inspired by the theoretical work of Allan Greenleaf, a professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester in New York.