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2011-06-04 15:35:00

A new study finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful.

2011-06-03 08:30:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles. A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful.

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2011-04-15 06:35:00

Cognitive scientists conducting a study at the University of Rochester’s Baby Lab suggest that parents who stumble and hesitate -- known as disfluences -- with words like “um” and “uh” when talking to their toddlers are actually helping them learn language more efficiently.

2011-04-13 21:18:06

In low-risk pregnant women, high induction and first-cesarean delivery rates do not lead to improved outcomes for newborns.

2011-03-22 23:12:17

A mother’s iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have a profound and long-lasting effect on the brain development of the child, even if the lack of iron is not enough to cause severe anemia.

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2011-03-10 09:51:03

Scientists are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles – which we take in with every breath we breathe – affect our health, making people more vulnerable to cardiovascular and respiratory problems.

2011-03-07 21:38:28

Research continues to show that the controversial abortion drug mifepristone might have another use, as a therapeutic option besides hysterectomy for women who suffer from severe symptoms associated with uterine fibroids.

2011-03-02 02:08:54

Mild heart failure patients with a particular condition that results in disorganized electrical activity throughout the heart benefit substantially from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT–D).

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2011-02-20 07:49:07

Technology could allow for simpler and less invasive skin cancer detection.

2011-02-18 16:40:25

Inducing labor without a medical reason is associated with negative outcomes for the mother, including increased rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss and an extended length of stay in the hospital, and does not provide any benefit for the newborn.


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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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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.