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Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study explains how the benefits of radiation can be hijacked by the treatment’s tendency to dampen the body’s immune response, and suggests that adding immunotherapy to radiotherapy improves treatment.

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Study challenges autism brain response theory

Study challenges autism brain response theory

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.

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Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better

Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better

November 28, 2016

A new study by vision scientists finds that children with poor vision see vast and lasting improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of playing kid-friendly video games.

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How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

November 18, 2016

Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders who attribute their child’s misbehavior to neurodevelopmental disabilities rather than willful disobedience tend to use more effective parenting strategies, according to a new Mt. Hope Family Center study.

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‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

November 17, 2016

Challenging a long-held convention, University researchers have shown they can inhibit the influenza A virus by targeting its genomic RNA with “antisense” compounds.

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Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

November 17, 2016

In the the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their effect on oral health at the cellular level, Medical Center research suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.

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Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

November 16, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.

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When campaign ads go low, it often works

When campaign ads go low, it often works

November 3, 2016

“Negative campaigning has been around as long as campaigning,” says Simon Business School professor Mitchell Lovett. “It stays around because it works.”

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Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

October 27, 2016

Rochester engineering professor Kevin Parker has devised a way to differentiate fine details in medical ultrasound images that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray.

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Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

October 14, 2016

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

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