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Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

December 12, 2012

These strokes, which are often imperceptible, are common in older adults and are believed to contribute to dementia.

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No Ashtrays, Less Back Pain

No Ashtrays, Less Back Pain

December 6, 2012

Smoking cessation either prior to treatment or during the course of care was related to significant improvements in back pain.

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Smartphones: the New Mood Ring?

Smartphones: the New Mood Ring?

December 4, 2012

If you think having your phone identify the nearest bus stop is cool, wait until it identifies your mood. Rochester engineers are developing a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, with substantially greater accuracy than existing approaches.

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In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Type 1 diabetics show more complications and poor outcomes than Type 2 and non-diabetic women. Historically, research on diabetes in pregnancy hasn’t differentiated between the two types.

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“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

November 15, 2012

These meteorites, or pallasites, were likely formed when a smaller asteroid crashed into a planet-like body about 30 times smaller than earth.

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Being Neurotic, and Conscientious, a Good Combo for Health

Being Neurotic, and Conscientious, a Good Combo for Health

November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

That restless voice in your head may be doing you some good after all: some self-described neurotics also have the lowest levels of Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a biomarker for inflammation and chronic disease.

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‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

November 8, 2012

Work by a group of graduate students and chemistry professors is advancing what is sometimes considered the “holy grail” of energy science: lowering the cost while increasing the output of sunlight-powered hydrogen-production systems. The solution: nanocrystals and nickel catalysts.

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How Do Blind Mole Rats Ward Off Cancer?

How Do Blind Mole Rats Ward Off Cancer?

November 7, 2012

Blind mole rats and naked mole rats—both subterranean rodents with long life spans—are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Rochester biologists have now determined that the mechanism for fighting off cancer differs between the two.

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Small Defibrillator Tweaks Give Big Benefits

Small Defibrillator Tweaks Give Big Benefits

November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

With a simple tweak, defibrillators – devices designed to detect and correct dangerous heart rhythms – can help people with heart disease live longer, and with a much better quality of life, than they do now.

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