Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Home Tags University of Rochester

Tag: University of Rochester

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...
Chemotherapy

Protein Identified in Post-Chemo Cell Death Puzzle

Because anticancer drugs are designed to kill growing cells, they also affect normal, fast-growing cells—blood cells forming in the bone marrow, for example, and...
Flat-panel loudspeakers

Designing a World of Immersive Sound

Imagine your new home theater features a screen that serves as an extended loudspeaker, able to radiate sound linked to moving video images. Then...
extreme matter

Rochester Leads New Multi-Institutional Effort to Study “Extreme Matter”

The University of Rochester is leading a seven-institution collaboration that promises to significantly broaden human understanding of “extreme matter”—matter that exists under pressures far...
climate change

Climate Change for Aliens

In February NASA astronomers discovered­­ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth. Scientists have yet to discover...
high-energy-density physics

New Research Initiative Turns Laser Focus on High-Energy-Density Physics

Atoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react...
liver disease

Of Mice and Cheeseburgers: Experimental Drug Reverses Obesity-Related Liver Disease

A drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western...
battery

Student Follows Liquid Metal Flow to Build a Better Battery

Meghan Patrick’s goal is to help in the development of sustainable energy. That’s why the rising senior in mechanical engineering at the University of...
Antibiotic Resistance

URMC Researchers Developing New Tool to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to one of the world’s most pressing health threats: antibiotic resistance. Researchers at the University of...
autism

Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Autism

A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism...
schizophrenia

Faulty Support Cells Disrupt Communication in Brains of People with Schizophrenia

New research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia.  When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated...
Lymphoma

Can the Sunshine Vitamin Help Lymphoma Patients?

Being deficient in vitamin D has been linked to poorer survival in many cancers, including lymphoma. A new $3 million grant to theWilmot Cancer...
3-D displayvideo

Researchers Use Lasers to Display ‘True’ 3-D Objects

In an iconic scene in Star Wars, R2-D2 delivers a three-dimensional projection of a desperate Princess Leia pleading, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my...
climate change

Ancient Ozone Levels Provide a Glimpse into Future Effects of Climate...

As plants, animals, volcanoes, human beings, cars, and factories emit gases and particles into the atmosphere, invisible molecules in the air around us act...