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Category: Healthier New York

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A Bright Future for the Reduction of a Darkening Threat

The degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (R.P.) affects one in 3,000 people. The disease is caused by a gene mutation that damages rod photor...
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Research: Sleep Deprivation and Poor Dietary Choices

Today’s modern culture provides convenience, comfort, and efficiency.  In one day, an American can buy a cart of any type of groceries they desire,...
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Using Nanotechnology to Detect Asthma

Doctors have known since antiquity that the way a patient’s breath smelled could provide clues to the disease within. An interdisciplinary team led ...
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Improving Mammography Technology to Help Diagnose Breast Cancer

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Although the survival rate is greatly improving — now over 80% (five-year...
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ESF Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria

Invention as the result of an accident is surprisingly common. Without a misconceived hypothesis, we may otherwise be without X-rays, super glue, or m...