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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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Pathology Expert Shares Personalized Medicine Tool

UR Pathology Professor David G. Hicks, M.D., a national leader in using molecular technology to diagnose breast cancer, helped to design a new tool to assist other U.S. pathologists in how to personalize treatment for patients with invasive disease.

7/31/2014 | 0 comments

Wilmot Clinical Trial Tests Antibiotic as Lymphoma Treatment

Military troops take doxycycline to prevent infections and malaria, and teenagers use it to treat acne. Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists are also testing it for the treatment of lymphoma.

7/24/2014 | 0 comments

Scientific Mystery Solved in Janitor’s Closet

A bit of summer trivia: After George H. Whipple won the 1934 Noble Prize for his discoveries regarding anemia, what happened to his original, handwritten notes?

7/17/2014 | 0 comments

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