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  1. Not just a pretty face: Botulinum toxin shows promise in trials to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | EurekAlert!

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one half of all patients following cardiac surgery. It can result in heart failure, stroke, and longer hospital stays, resulting in an increased cost of care.

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  2. Women benefit from mammography screening beyond age 75Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | EurekAlert!

    Women age 75 years and older should continue to get screening mammograms because of the comparatively high incidence of breast cancer found in this age group, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America . Guidelines on what age to stop breast cancer screening have been a source of confusion in recent years.

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  3. Exercise intervention benefits older hospitalized patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Bottom Line: A randomized clinical trial in Spain that included 370 hospitalized patients 75 or older showed an exercise intervention was effective at helping to reverse the functional decline associated with hospitalization for older patients. The exercise intervention, which included two daily sessions of moderate-intensity resistance, balance and walking exercises, was compared with usual care in the hospital, which included physical rehabilitation when it was needed.

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  4. Combination therapy promising against blindness-causing bacterial keratitisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    November 12, 2018 - Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections of the cornea are a leading cause of blindness and cannot be effectively managed with current ophthalmic antibiotics. A team of investigators has now devised a combination therapy that largely circumvents resistance, and quickly and effectively eradicated bacterial keratitis in 70 percent of animal models treated.

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  5. RIT collaborates on multi-university research exploring the quantum worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is building a theoretical framework to predict how nanoparticles made of graphene, silica and rare-earth compounds behave when suspended within the center of a laser beam. Mishkat Bhattacharya, associate professor of physics at RIT and a member of the Future Photon Initiative, is collaborating on a multi-university project exploring quantum science in levitated mechanical systems.

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  6. UMass Amherst research shows spider eyes work together to track stimuliRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Using a specially designed eye-tracker for use with spiders, biologists Elizabeth Jakob, Skye Long and Adam Porter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with colleagues in New York and New Zealand, report in a new paper that their tests in jumping spiders show a secondary set of eyes is crucial to the principal eyes' ability to track moving stimuli. As Jakob explains, jumping spiders have excellent vision and eight eyes.

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  7. RIT awarded NSF grant to advance high-tech computer architecturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques. Photonics, an emerging technology with wide-ranging potential, is essential to the nation's manufacturing capabilities in areas such as high-speed data and telecommunications.

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  8. Rush received six-year, $9 million grant from William G. McGowan Charitable FundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    After a successful, two-year pilot project that helped patients reverse their metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is expanding the Eat, Love, Move program to five cities through a six-year clinical trial, totaling $9 million in grants to Rush University Medical Center. The ELM program, will continue at Rush and be extended to Rochester, N.Y., Scranton, Pa., Kansas City, Mo., and Denver, Co., for six years.

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  9. New app helps victims of domestic violence in the privacy of their doctors' officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    IMAGE: Participating physicians are offering the RITa app to patients when domestic-violence screening suggests a risk or if abuse is disclosed during an office visit. view Primary care practices in Rochester, N.Y., are pilot testing an app that screens patients for domestic violence and makes actionable recommendations for victims and their doctors.

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  10. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome dissatisfied with medical careRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    An estimated 5 million to 6 million women in the United States suffer from PCOS, but many have yet to be diagnosed. PCOS affects 7 percent to 10 percent of women of reproductive age, making it the most common cause of infertility.

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  11. Blood test might help reduce unnecessary CT scans after traumatic brain injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    A high sensitivity blood test might help doctors rule out traumatic intracranial injuries like brain haemorrhage and contusion before resorting to CT scanning, according to a large, multicentre observational trial published in The Lancet Neurology journal. The novel blood test was administered within 12 hours of a suspected traumatic brain injury , and measured levels of two biomarker proteins which are released into the bloodstream following a brain injury.

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  12. RIT's Smith named Inventor of the Year by Rochester Intellectual Property Law AssociationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Ground-breaking work in nanolithography, first implemented more than 15 years ago by Bruce Smith, remain an industry standard in how semiconductor devices are manufactured today. For his innovative work impacting advanced microelectronics, Smith, a professor and director of the microsystems engineering doctoral program at Rochester Institute of Technology, was honored as the 2018 Inventor of the Year by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association at a ceremony on June 12. To date, Smith has more than 30 U.S. and international patents, and the foundational technologies he's developed are the essential building blocks for electronic devices today.

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  13. New report examines social security's process for determining disability in adultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines to what extent and in which ways health care utilization -- such as in-patient hospitalizations, emergency department use, and hospital readmission -- reflects disease severity, disability, and ability to perform gainful activity. The committee that conducted the study was unable to find an association between health care utilization and disease severity as it relates to the Social Security Administration's determination of severe impairment -- an impairment or combination of impairments severe enough to prevent a person from performing any gainful activity regardless of age, education, or work experience.

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  14. New research fails to support efficacy of desvenlafaxine for treating MDD in adolescentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    New studies in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder reported negative outcomes, failing to support the effectiveness of desvenlafaxine compared to placebo. The new research, which demonstrated the lack of efficacy of desvenlafaxine in young people with MDD, is published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers .

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  15. The 17th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences awarded for elucidating the mechanism of nonsenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    The Wiley Foundation today announced the 17th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to Lynne E. Maquat for elucidating the mechanism of nonsense-mediated messenger RNA decay, a fundamental process whereby cells remove defective transcripts that can encode toxic proteins. Dr. Maquat is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Founding Director of the Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics, the Founding Chair of the University of Rochester Graduate Women in Science, and the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

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  16. Researchers discover another reason for the naked mole rats' long, cancer-free lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    A new international study has identified clues concerning the cellular processes that contribute to the naked mole rat's resistance to cancer. Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom.

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  17. UChicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    IMAGE: This is a 3-D radiation magneto-hydrodynamic FLASH simulation of the experiment, performed on the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory. The values demonstrate strong amplification of the seed magnetic... view The universe is highly magnetic, with everything from stars to planets to galaxies producing their own magnetic fields.

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