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11 hrs ago | University of Rochester

URMC mourns passing of pediatric cardiologist Chloe Alexson

Chloe Alexson, a longtime pediatric cardiologist at University of Rochester Medical Center and one of the most decorated teachers in the School of Medicine and Dentistry's history, passed away Aug. 17 at the age of 85. Known for the extraordinary rapports she established with patients and an uncanny photographic memory, Alexson worked at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Cornell University, Rochester, NY

15 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

MARC travel awards announced for FASEB grant writing & practical exercises workshop

FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop which will be held on the FASEB campus located in Bethesda, Maryland from August 25-26, 2014.


Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, Tulane University, University of Utah, Chicago State University, Rochester College

19 hrs ago | Insurance News Net

Proposing A New Age Of Retirement Plan Reconstruction

Two retirement plan experts have proposed that the nation embark on a new age of reconstruction - retirement plan reconstruction, that is - in order to clean up what they see as the hodgepodge of defined contribution plan accounts left by decades of piecemeal approaches to retirement and the decline of defined benefit pensions.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

Thu Aug 21, 2014


New Amsterdam Sciences Continues Pact With Dr. Jacob Finkelstein , ...

New Amsterdam Sciences , an emerging bioscience company, announced today that while advancing to phase1 clinical trials it will continue its commitment for further research with renowned biochemist and research scientist Dr. Jacob Finkelstein of the University of Rochester Medical Center to advance initiatives for treatments of idiopathic pulmonary ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Fibrosis

Scientific Blogging

Sympatric Speciation: Ant Evidence For Alternate Mechanism Of Species Formation

Most new species come about in geographic isolation, or at due to least large-scale geographic distance, but a controversial hypothesis known as sympatric speciation, which occurs when a new species develops while sharing the same geographic area with its parent species, may have gotten a boost in South America.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Home Gardening, Home

University of Rochester

Stem Cell Therapies Hold Promise, But Obstacles Remain

In an article appearing online today in the journal Science , a group of researchers, including University of Rochester neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., review the potential and challenges facing the scientific community as therapies involving stem cells move closer to reality.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine, Rochester, NY, Neurology, Genetics

WHEC-TV Rochester

Opioid overdose prevention program at UR Medicine

The stories of a U of R and SUNY Oswego college student dying of a heroin overdose last semester is prompting changes this fall.


Related Topix: SUNY College at Oswego, Drugs

Sys-Con Media

Ephesus Lighting Names Mike Quijano Director of Sales and Business Development

Mike Lorenz, President of Ephesus Lighting, Inc. an innovative LED lighting company that designs and manufactures LED lighting solutions for challenging applications in the sports and industrial markets, announced today the appointment of Mike Quijano, Director of Sales and Business Development.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Paradise Found: Barry Libon on 'The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript'

An author, playwright, composer, and lyricist, Mr. Libin is also the debut novelist of The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript .


Related Topix: New York

Tue Aug 19, 2014

University of Rochester

UR Medicine Offering Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

UR Medicine's Strong Recovery is beginning a monthly Opioid Overdose Prevention Program that is open to the general public, free of charge.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

Rochester Business Journal

Strong West conversion to ED approved by state health officials

State officials have green-lighted Strong West's conversion from an urgent care center to a freestanding emergency department, University of Rochester Medical Center officials said Monday.


Related Topix: Brockport, NY

Deseret News

8 reasons why prayer is good for you

Prayer isn't just about throwing words up at the sky and hoping something comes back.


Related Topix: Baylor University, Southern Methodist University

University of Rochester

$2 Million Gift from Fine Family to Support Alzheimer's Care, Research

A $2 million gift from the Robert Fine Trust will create the Julius, Helen, and Robert Fine Professorship at the University of Rochester Medical Center .


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Rochester, NY, Medicine, Neurology

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Republican Journal

WCGH adds three new family practice providers

Dorothy Carin, MD, will be working at the Arthur Jewell Community Health Center in Brooks.


Related Topix: Williams College, UC Davis, Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, University of Southern California, Lincolnville, ME

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Robin Williams' death highlights Parkinson's-depression link

Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease along with severe depression at the time of his apparent suicide, his widow said on Thursday, drawing public attention to the correlation between the diseases.


Related Topix: Mork and Mindy, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Good Will Hunting, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Celebrities, Robin Williams

4 Weird (But Wonderful) Ways the Color Red Affects Our Brains

You pull that trusty red dress from your closet-the slinky, silky one that gets you a flood of compliments-and you feel sexy.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Weird

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Winifred Lender: When Searching for Happiness, Look Inward

Happiness is a state that people, regardless of nationality or culture, want to achieve.


Related Topix: University of Missouri

WHEC-TV Rochester

Two U of R researchers receive more than $400,000 to fight cancer

More than $400,000 is coming to the University of Rochester to help in the fight against childhood cancer.


Related Topix: Health, Leukemia

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

UR ranks high for food

The only other higher education institutions in New York to make the list were Cornell University in Ithaca , New York University and The New School in New York City, and St. Lawrence University in Canton .


Related Topix: New York, Cornell University, New York University

Environmental Economics

Lesson: destroy all your old referee reports

For thirty years the official story of general equilibrium went like this: Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu, working independently at first, then joining forces, proved that Adam Smith was right, and the rest is history.... It was some time in the 1970s that [E.