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Pancreatic Tumors

Pancreatic Tumors May Require a One-Two-Three Punch

One of the many difficult things about pancreatic cancer is that tumors are resistant to most treatments because of their unique density and cell...
photonics

Device Creates Negative Mass — and a Novel Way to Generate...

Most objects react in predictable ways when force is applied to them—unless they have “negative mass.” And then they react exactly opposite from what...
electric car battery

Wyatt Tenhaeff Shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for Safer Electric Car Battery

A safer lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles, developed by a University of Rochester chemical engineer and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received one of...
Opioid Addiction

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom’s ‘Bad Rap’

As the nation grapples for solutions to the opioid epidemic—now claiming more than 33,000 American lives each year—the potential of the psychoactive plant kratom...
inflammation

Newest Data Links Inflammation to Chemo-brain

Inflammation in the blood plays a key role in “chemo-brain,” according to a published pilot study that provides evidence for what scientists have long...
quantum dots

Chemists Go ‘Back to the Future’ to Untangle Quantum Dot Mystery

For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots—tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable optical and electronic properties. They’ve applied them to improve...
DNA detector

Scientist’s Accidental Exhale Leads to Improved DNA Detector

Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofilter...
brain

Electrical Stimulation in Brain Bypasses Senses, Instructs Movement

The brain’s complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world around us.  But when these links...
Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions.  In a commentary appearing today in the...
flu vaccine

In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

Flu shot season is here. But as you head to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get vaccinated, scientists are working to make this...
Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists Link Pancreatic Cancer Survival to Four Genes

Alterations in four main genes are responsible for how long patients survive with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in Jama Oncology. Before now,...
cancer cell

Rochester Chemists Find New Means to “Block” Cancer Cell Growth

When we are still embryos, proteins of the so-called “hedgehog” signaling pathway stimulate our cells to develop into different organs. When we are adults, this...
cancer

“Bubbles” Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer...

A scientific team at the University of Rochester is using innovative technology to discover preventative treatments for salivary gland radiation damage typical for head...
Parkinson’s

Data and Technology Drive New Approaches to Parkinson’s Care, Research

Complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s have long poised challenges to both scientists and physicians.  University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) researchers are now reaching...
kidney cancer

Study Reveals Complex Biology, Gender Differences, in Kidney Cancer

A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a...
alcohol

Study Pokes Holes in Fetal Alcohol Hypothesis

A new study published in the journal Brain Behavior and Immunityappears to challenge the theory that cells in the brain’s immune system are the...
depression

Earlier School Start Times May Increase Risk of Adolescent Depression and...

Teenagers with school starting times before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk of experiencing depression and anxiety due to compromised sleep quality, according...
Terahertz waves

Generating Terahertz Radiation from Water Makes ‘the Impossible, Possible’

Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle that many in the research community believed to be impossible: producing...
Alzheimer’s disease

New Grant Will Examine Link Between ‘Dirty’ Brains and Alzheimer’s

A new $3.2 million grant will bring together biomedical scientists and mechanical engineers in an effort to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s...
stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the Brain for Better Vision after a Stroke

Maybe you’ve recently suffered a stroke and are now starting therapy, trying to regain speech, motor functions, and possibly improve memory. But your vision...