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Laura McKnight and Beth Race, the Intellectual Property Team from the Medical Center Office of Technology Transfer were honored with the 2011 Meliora Award for outstanding service to the University of Rochester. The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance and dedication during the preceding year exemplify the University’s motto, Meliora ("Ever Better"). http://bit.ly/hYVdv7
Rochester in the Headlines
19 April 2011
Antidepressants Could Help Heal Brain Injuries
Injured mice given the antidepressant imipramine (known commercially as Tofranil) had 70 percent more brain cells after four weeks than mice not treated with antidepressants, said study researcher Jason Huang, an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and chief of neurosurgery at Highland Hospital in New York. (Also reported in ScienceDaily.com and LiveScience.com).
14 April 2011
"Ums" and "Ahs" Help Toddlers Learn Language
“Look at the, uh, zebras, honey,” a mom might say to her two-year-old during a visit to the zoo. While the stumble or hesitation may seem like the most unimportant part of the conversation, it can play a major role in the toddler’s language development; so says a new study from the University of Rochester published in the journal Developmental Science. Researchers found that young children used those “ums” and “uhs,” technically known as speech disfluencies, to acquire new words. (Also reported in NPR, the Discovery Channel, Bloomberg Businessweek, New Scientist, The Independent, LiveScience.com, MSNBC, Parents, Fox News, U.S. News & World Report, Daily Mail, Yahoo! News, MSN, Vancouver Sun, Telegraph.co.UK, Ottawa Citizen, Georgia Public Broadcasting, New Zealand Herald, Express.co.UK, and others).
5 April 2011
U.S. News & World Report
Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
“People with resistant hypertensionâ€“high blood pressure that doesn’t respond to multi-drug therapy and lifestyle changesâ€“are a growing group, and they’re in desperate need of additional treatments,” study lead author John D. Bisognano, professor of medicine in the cardiology division of the University of Rochester, said in a meeting news release. (Also reported in Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo! News, MSN, MSNBC, Newsday, News-Medical.net, and Fox News).
2 April 2011
U.S. News & World Report
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers
In the study, to be presented Friday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, a team from the University of Rochester Medical Center tracked 155 women who had surgery for breast cancer between January 2009 and September 2010. (Also reported in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Yahoo! News, and Newsday).
23 August 2010
Old Drug Puts Up a Fight Against Lung Bug
A drug to treat inflammation plays a surprising role reducing the level of infection caused by an opportunistic bug that is deadly for AIDS and cancer patients and others with weakened immune systems.
20 May 2010
Yoga for Cancer Patients Provides Benefits of Sleep, Vitality
While yoga doesn't cure [cancer], stretching and breathing exercises did improve sleep, reduce dependence on sedatives and help cancer patients resume the routine activities of everyday life, according to a 410-participant study being highlighted at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago [in June]. (Also reported in The New York Times and USA Today).
The F.I.R.E. Series
For Inventors, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs
This is a regular lecture series designed to educate the University community about what it means to be an inventor, what every researcher should know in order to protect potential intellectual property rights, and the complexities of starting a business.
12:00 PM on the second Tuesday of the month. Check specific event for location.