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Stress Impairs Stem Cell Function in Aging Tissues

(PhysOrg.com) -- Heinrich Jasper, assistant professor of biology at the University of Rochester, has won a $900,000 Senior Fellow Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation for his work showing how stress affects stem cell ...

dateFeb 02, 2009 in
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Players love the game not the gore

The next time a loved one brandishes a virtual shotgun in their favorite video game, take heart. That look of glee, says a new study, likely stems from the healthy pleasure of mastering a challenge rather ...

dateJan 16, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Study: Growth in research comes at a steep price

A study released this month confirms and quantifies what many medical school deans and financial administrators have long understood: Basic science research can be an expensive luxury. The study, which was conducted by the ...

dateJan 12, 2009 in Other
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Why bladder cancer is deadlier for some

Bladder cancer is much more likely to be deadly for women and African-Americans, but the reasons long believed to explain the phenomenon account for only part of the differences for such patients compared to their white and ...

dateJan 08, 2009 in Cancer
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Study of placenta unexpectedly leads to cancer gene

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered a gene mutation that impairs the placenta and also is influential in cancer development, according to a study published online December 16, 2008, in the journal ...

dateDec 16, 2008 in Cancer
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Charting HIV's rapidly changing journey in the body

HIV is so deadly largely because it evolves so rapidly. With a single virus as the origin of an infection, most patients will quickly come to harbor thousands of different versions of HIV, all a little bit different and all ...

dateDec 12, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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Biologist modifies theory of cells' engines

Biologists have known for decades that cells use tiny molecular motors to move chromosomes, mitochondria, and many other organelles within the cell, but no one has been able to understand what "steers" these engines to their ...

dateDec 11, 2008 in
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