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Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s risk

Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s risk

March 10, 2014

Once commercialized, a blood test required to detect the lipids in question would likely cost less than $200.

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Post-surgery complications predict costly readmissions

Post-surgery complications predict costly readmissions

March 6, 2014

Predicting patients most likely to experience problems using a simple online tool may allow healthcare professionals to flag patients at high risk of readmission in real time.

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First 3-D image of structure below Sierra Negra volcano created

First 3-D image of structure below Sierra Negra volcano created

March 5, 2014

Home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, researchers now have a better picture of the subterranean plumbing system that feeds the Galápagos volcanoes.

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Researchers clinch cancer diagnosis via genomics

Researchers clinch cancer diagnosis via genomics

March 4, 2014

Scientists are uniquely applying specialized tests to suspected cases of myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as pre-leukemia.

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Male hormones may enhance female fertility

Male hormones may enhance female fertility

March 3, 2014

A new study suggests androgens help drive the development of follicles – which may in turn assist in aiding women undergoing fertility treatment.

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Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

February 28, 2014

A new study suggests that the American Bar Association ‘s sometimes-controversial ratings systematically award lower ratings to minorities and women than to white or male candidates.

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Vaccine volunteers sought

Vaccine volunteers sought

February 24, 2014

Researchers are recruiting 20 healthy volunteers to test the safety, tolerability and immune response to an investigational vaccine against cytomegalovirus, a little-known but widespread herpes virus.

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How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

February 12, 2014

How do spherical stars evolve to produce highly aspherical planetary nebulae? A Rochester professor and his undergraduate student have a new theory as to why.

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Sorry, cities: No strength in numbers

Sorry, cities: No strength in numbers

February 7, 2014

Urban legislators have long lamented that they do not get their fair share of bills passed in state governments, often blaming rural and suburban interests for blocking their efforts. Now a new study confirms one of those suspicions but surprisingly refutes the other.

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Super Bowl ad cost vs. ROI

Super Bowl ad cost vs. ROI

February 7, 2014

Professor of Marketing George Cook gives his views on the best ads this year, and shares his overall impression of their effectiveness. (video)

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