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Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

February 22, 2018

Biomedical engineers have identified a brain signal that indicates whether a person is comprehending what others are saying—and have shown they can track the signal using relatively inexpensive EEG readings taken on a person’s scalp.

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Elusive ‘turbulent dynamo’ phenomenon observed at OMEGA laser

Elusive ‘turbulent dynamo’ phenomenon observed at OMEGA laser

February 9, 2018

The universe is filled with magnetic fields; and how it got that way has long been a mystery. To explain the magnetization of the universe, scientists proposed the existence of a phenomenon called “turbulent dynamo.”The phenomenon had before actually measured or observed directly—until recently.

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Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

February 6, 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.

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Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

February 2, 2018

A Medical Center shows for the first time that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Research is changing the game for melanoma treatment

Research is changing the game for melanoma treatment

February 1, 2018

Some Wilmot Cancer Institute patients with advanced melanoma may have longer disease-free survival thanks to new drug treatment options tested by Rochester researchers.

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Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

January 31, 2018

University of Rochester chemists are working on changes to existing batteries to provide clean energy when the sun isn’t shining and the wind doesn’t blow.

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Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

January 19, 2018

In a new research report, professor David Primo argues that there’s a disconnect between what the public believe about campaign finance law and the reality, and that many popular reform proposals unlikely to bring the desired results.

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Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

January 17, 2018

Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.

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Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

January 15, 2018

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that a three-drug combination can simultaneously target the cancer cells as well as the other harmful, inflammatory cells within the tumor.

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For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

January 8, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received telemedicine appointments and in-school care cut their ER visits in half.

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