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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...

2012-08-02 14:22:14

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSA test is back on top this week, thanks to newly published University of Rochester Medical Center research supporting its life-saving benefits to men of all ages. Without routine PSA screening the number of men diagnosed with an incurable form of advanced prostate cancer, also referred to as metastatic (M1) prostate cancer, would triple. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/NY51447 ) Many prostate cancer experts believe widespread...

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...

2012-05-22 02:32:17

The tuberculosis vaccine is often used as a treatment for bladder cancer, and adding vitamin D might improve the vaccine´s effectiveness, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center presented today at the American Urological Association annual meeting. Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of Urology at URMC, has conducted a pre-clinical study in a mouse model showing that a combination of vitamin D therapy and the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine...

2012-05-17 10:28:41

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Rochester (UR) Simon School of Business and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced winners of the first Watson academic case competition. Part of a series for students studying a variety of academic concentrations, the competition develops new ideas for harnessing IBM Watson technology to solve daunting societal and business challenges while helping students advance technology and business skills for jobs of the future. (Photo:...

Volcanic Plumbing Provides Clues on Eruptions and Earthquakes
2012-04-13 03:49:08

Two new studies into the "plumbing systems" that lie under volcanoes could bring scientists closer to understanding plate ruptures and predicting eruptions–both of which are important steps for protecting the public from earthquake and volcanic hazards. International teams of researchers, including two scientists from the University of Rochester, have been studying the location and behavior of magma chambers on the Earth's mid-ocean ridge system–a vast chain of volcanoes along...

2012-04-12 09:23:28

Today´s anti-depressant medications can ease depression in Parkinson´s patients without worsening other symptoms of the disease, according to a study published online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Depression is the number-one factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson´s disease,” said Irene Hegeman Richard, M.D., who led the study. “It causes a great deal of suffering among...


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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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