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A Good Night’s Sleep Really Does ‘Clear the Mind’

Why do we sleep? It is a question that has long puzzled scientists and philosophers alike. While the ancient Greeks saw sleep as a doorway to the divine, scientists and biologists see it as an invitation to be devoured by nocturnal predators. A new study – appearing today in the journal Science – may provide the answer: when we sleep our brain ‘takes out the trash.’

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Rescuing Bones from Lead Exposure

Scientists observed for years that lead poisoning delays fracture healing, and now a team at the University of Rochester has discovered how that occurs and a possible remedy to the problem. 

8/21/2014 | 0 comments

Need Career Advice? New Center Launches for Grad Students, Postdocs

One of the most pressing concerns for newly minted graduate students and post-doctoral trainees is how to secure an academic position -- or how to ready themselves for a non-academic career in industry, government, or other areas.

8/14/2014 | 0 comments

$4M Award for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

A new grant will allow UR researchers to focus on the basic mechanisms that apply to a broad spectrum of genetic and acquired heart rhythm disorders.

8/13/2014 | 0 comments

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