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Planet Hunting: Your Universe Today Podcast
2013-01-07 12:37:01

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In this installment of our new podcast series Your Universe Today, redOrbit´s resident astronomer Dr. John Millis spoke with Dr. Eric Mamajek from the University of Rochester about the search for planets outside of our solar system and the possibility of finding life beyond Earth. This is part two of a three-part series on the topic, so be sure to listen to part 1 of “How Planets Form”. “¦...

How Planets Form: Your Universe Today Podcasts
2012-12-31 09:56:42

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Starting in early 2013, redOrbit will be launching a new podcast series called Your Universe Today, where we interview leading scientists about cutting-edge research in everything from space travel to the origins of our Universe. But we´re in the holiday spirit and couldn´t wait until January to unveil our new podcast project, so we´ve decided to give you a sneak peak of what´s to come. In...

Light-based Hydrogen Production Substantially Improved
2012-11-09 08:56:20

[ Watch The Video ] University of Rochester Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to its appeal by increasing the output and lowering the cost of current light-driven hydrogen-production systems. The work, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, was led by chemistry professors Richard Eisenberg, Todd Krauss, and Patrick Holland,...

2012-11-01 23:17:41

In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies; ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases. “One of the major factors that will determine the viability of stem cell therapies is access to a safe...

2012-10-26 04:00:04

Rochester Optical will now offer free exams for infants at their Greece location as part of the AOA's InfantSee program. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Rochester Optical is proud to announce our participation in the American Optometric Association´s (AOA) InfantSee program that offers free eye exams for infants. The InfantSEE program checks a child´s vision, refractive status, binocular (eye teaming) coordination, eye movement and focusing skills, peripheral awareness, and...

Tattoo Ink Infections On The Rise
2012-09-07 04:39:50

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study by researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center examined a local outbreak of infections related to tattoo ink. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included documentation of 19 different cases in the Rochester, New York area. This is the highest number of cases ever reported to be associated with tattoo infections caused by a bacteria often found in tap water. The...

2012-08-28 10:33:23

One of the key indicators of the quality of care provided by hospitals to acute stroke victims is the percentage of patients who die within a 30-day period. A new study shows that the decisions made by patients and their families to stop care may account for as many as 40 percent of these stroke-related deaths, calling into question whether it is a valid measure of a hospital's skill in providing stroke care. The study, which appears today in the journal Neurology, focuses on a quality...

2012-08-22 12:19:10

A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges treatment guidelines for early stage follicular lymphoma, concluding that six different therapies can bring a remission, particularly if the patient is carefully examined and staged at diagnosis. The research underlines the fact that when cancer strikes, modern patients and their oncologists across the United States are taking many diverse treatment paths when there is scant data to support one method over another. This study...

2012-07-26 01:01:00

Complex, multi-system diseases like myotonic dystrophy — the most common adult form of muscular dystrophy — require physicians and patients to identify which symptoms impact quality of life and, consequently, what treatments should take priority. However, a new study out this month in the journal Neurology reveals that there is often a disconnect between the two groups over which symptoms are more important, a phenomenon that not only impacts care but also the direction of...


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Edward Gibson
2012-10-02 10:32:09

Edward Gibson is a former astronaut for NASA as well as a pilot, engineer, and physicist. He was born Edward George Gibson on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After his graduation from Kenmore Senior High School, he went on to attend the University of Rochester in New York State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in June 1959. He subsequently attended the California Institute of Technology where he earned his Master of Science degree in engineering in June...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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