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Drug Shows Promise Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

Drug Shows Promise Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

November 17, 2013

Elevated levels of ammonia in the blood overwhelm the brain’s defenses. Bumetanide – a diuretic drug – can restore normal electrical activity in the brains of mice with the condition.

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Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

November 13, 2013

If a woman suffers a concussion in the premenstrual phase when progesterone levels are naturally high, an abrupt drop in progesterone after injury produces a kind of withdrawal.

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Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

November 8, 2013

The study tested the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy, a short-term depression treatment that has worked with more advantaged populations. The comparison was clear: home-based, interpersonal psychotherapy lifted depression much more effectively than standard care.

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‘Seeing’ in the Dark

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

October 31, 2013

The eerie ability to see our hand in the dark suggests that the brain combines information from different senses to create perceptions.

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First Results from Dark Matter Detector Announced

First Results from Dark Matter Detector Announced

October 30, 2013

A mile underground in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a new experiment named LUX has proven itself the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world.

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Super-thin membranes portend tiny pumps

Super-thin membranes portend tiny pumps

October 28, 2013

A super-thin silicon membrane could pave the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

October 17, 2013

A recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep.

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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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.

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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.

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