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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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Protein identified in post-chemo cell death puzzle

Protein identified in post-chemo cell death puzzle

September 11, 2017

Researchers have identified a protein that is required for cell death after undergoing chemotherapy—at least, it appears, in male mice.

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Monkey sees. . . monkey knows?

Monkey sees. . . monkey knows?

September 6, 2017

Monkeys had higher confidence in their ability to remember an image when the visual contrast was high. These kinds of metacognitive illusions—false beliefs about how we learn or remember best—are shared by humans, leading brain and cognitive scientists to believe that metacognition could have an evolutionary basis.

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Statement from President Seligman regarding DACA

Statement from President Seligman regarding DACA

September 5, 2017

The University of Rochester reaffirms its unqualified support to its undocumented students and employees who are here under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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First-year students fan across community on Wilson Day

First-year students fan across community on Wilson Day

August 29, 2017

More than 1,400 first-year students fanned out to 94 sites—schools, churches, libraries, museums, senior centers and more—to learn more about their new home and to help community organizations.

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Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

August 26, 2017

A team of surgeons, brain and cognitive science researchers, and music theorists worked together to preserve a musician’s ability to experience music, ending in a remarkable saxophone solo on the operating table.

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Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed

Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed

August 24, 2017

Professor Vasilii Petrenko and his team are studying the air trapped in ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years, long before mankind’s use of fossil fuels, to separate man-made from naturally occurring methane sources.

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Welcome, Class of 2021

Welcome, Class of 2021

August 23, 2017

Christina Kersten ’21, left, and her mother, Jie, pose for a photo at the painted rock at Susan B. Anthony Hall. Students from the incoming Class of 2021 arrived on both River Campus and the Eastman School of Music. “It’s new and exciting, and fresh,” orientation director Eleanor Oi said of Move-In Day. “It’s a new beginning for everyone.”

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Does guilt make good parenting?

Does guilt make good parenting?

August 22, 2017

There isn’t much Judith Smetana doesn’t know about parenting teenagers. Her latest study in a nearly 40-year career as a professor of psychology, looks at the effect of using guilt as a parenting tool.

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Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

August 21, 2017

From Eastman Quad to the Engineering Quad, River Campus was filled with people, eclipse glasses in hand, to view the moon passing across the face of the sun, offering views of a partial eclipse. Despite some passing clouds, the show didn’t disappoint.

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