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Researchers Spot New Neuromuscular Disorder

Researchers Spot New Neuromuscular Disorder

Two families from the U.S. and the U.K. have been determined to have a rare and previously unidentified inherited neuromuscular disorder.  The new disease is the result of a genetic mutation that disrupts communication between nerves and muscles.

9/4/2014
What Can Your Face Tell You About Your Heart?

What Can Your Face Tell You About Your Heart?

A partnership between the University of Rochester and Xerox has created a new technology that can perceive subtle changes in skin color on the face and determine whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.

9/2/2014
Study: LifeVest Safe, Keeps Heart in Check

Study: LifeVest Safe, Keeps Heart in Check

A vest with a wearable cardioverter defibrillator that continuously monitors heart rhythms is safe, useful, and helps some patients avoid having a defibrillator device implanted in their chest when it might not be necessary, a new study shows.

8/28/2014
Rescuing Bones from Lead Exposure

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

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