Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: research finding

Mercury Exposure, Autism-like Behaviors Delinked

Mercury Exposure, Autism-like Behaviors Delinked

July 23, 2013

The debate over fish consumption has long created a dilemma for expecting mothers and physicians.

Continue Reading

Mutations Behind Many Congenital Heart Defects

Mutations Behind Many Congenital Heart Defects

July 23, 2013

Until now, scientists have understood little about the origin and development of congenital heart disease. URMC is one of 11 major medical centers contributing to the finding.

Continue Reading

Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot

Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot

July 10, 2013

Daniel Scantlebury calls Madagascar “an ideal evolutionary laboratory” for studying species formation because it has long been isolated and geologically stable relative to other regions.

Continue Reading

Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck’ May Hold Key to Alzheimer’s

Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck’ May Hold Key to Alzheimer’s

June 27, 2013

Researchers point to a newly discovered system by which the brain removes waste as a potentially powerful new tool to treat neurological disorders.

Continue Reading

Socioeconomic Status Impacts Pain Control

Socioeconomic Status Impacts Pain Control

June 26, 2013

Patients in moderate to severe pain in U.S. emergency rooms are less likely to receive opioid pain medications if they are black, Hispanic, poor, or have less education.

Continue Reading

What’s Your Motion Quotient

What’s Your Motion Quotient

June 19, 2013

A surprisingly simple exercise measures the brain’s unconscious ability to filter out visual movement, and points to an unexpected link between IQ and motion filtering

Continue Reading

Naked Mole Rats Cancer-resistant Chemical ID’d

Naked Mole Rats Cancer-resistant Chemical ID’d

June 19, 2013

The biologists’ focus on high molecular weight hyaluronan (HMW-HA) began after they noticed that a gooey substance in the naked mole rat culture was clogging the vacuum pumps and tubing.

Continue Reading

Brain Cells Lost to Huntington’s Disease Regenerated

Brain Cells Lost to Huntington’s Disease Regenerated

June 6, 2013

Scientists used a modified virus to infect target cells in the brains of affected mice, and trigger the sustained over-expression of proteins which, in turn, activated the neighboring neural stem cells to produce neurons.

Continue Reading

Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

June 3, 2013

Using human tissue samples representing the three principal stages of the cancer, the researchers were able to identify and isolate the cancer-inducing stem cells.

Continue Reading