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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.

2011-02-14 14:56:16

Extremely obese women may not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as current guidelines suggest.

2011-02-07 15:10:56

Part of the answer lies in the unique economies of our larger cities, finds a study by Ronni Pavan of the University of Rochester and Nathaniel Baum-Snow of Brown University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

2011-02-04 00:11:28

The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself.

2011-01-28 08:30:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When elderly drivers get behind the wheel, they often confront the harrowing reality that they cannot easily see other cars, pedestrians, or cyclists moving around them.

2011-01-24 15:11:20

HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned.

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2011-01-05 12:07:05

Severely injured patients transported by helicopter from the scene of an accident are more likely to survive than patients brought to trauma centers by ground ambulance.

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2010-12-21 08:22:45

It's long been accepted by biologists that environmental factors cause the diversity—or number—of species to increase before eventually leveling off.

2010-12-08 02:25:54

Scientists have created a way to isolate neural stem cells – cells that give rise to all the cell types of the brain – from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision, an important step toward developing new treatments for conditions of the nervous system, like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases and spinal cord injury.

2010-11-10 18:18:00

A novel project set in a rural community near Rochester, N.Y., to screen elderly people for unmet needs showed that, indeed, there is a great opportunity to match older adults with professional assistance.


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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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.