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April 2010

MSN (April 28)

graphic showing healing bonesScientists Find Way to Heal Broken Bones Faster

J. Edward Puzas, a professor of orthopedics and senior associate dean for basic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, added that the idea might also benefit people who sustain potentially life-threatening fractures as a result of osteoporosis. (Also Reported in: BusinessWeek, Yahoo! News, Medbroadcast, U.S. News & World Report, and others)

Scientific American (April 20)

Shields Up

University of Rochester geophysicist John A. Tarduno and his colleagues have attempted to do just that, presenting evidence that Earth had a dyna­mo-generated magnetic field as early as 3.45 billion years ago, just a billion or so years after the planet had formed.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (April 26)

Stem cell work at University of Rochester points to progress

What makes one kid become a doctor while another develops into an engi­neer or athlete, a teacher or computer programmer? What makes a cell that could become anything turn into bone, cartilage, muscle, blood — even fat? Answering that question and then using that knowledge to find treatments is the core of stem cell research at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

New York Times (April 29)

Watching and Waiting, the U.S. Defers to Europe on a Debt Crisis

“There’s a sense in the Obama administration that it’s Europe’s responsibil­ity to straighten out problems in the euro zone,” said Randall W. Stone, a political scientist at the University of Rochester and an authority on the I.M.F. “I suspect that any kind of overt interference wouldn’t be appreciated very much.” (Also Reported in: Irish Business)

MSNBC (April 29)

frogsFrogs much like humans, genetically speaking

“Having the genome in hand helps make Xenopus very attractive for the further study of gene organization, regulation and function,” said co-author Jacques Robert, an immunologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. (Also Reported in: Yahoo! News, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, E-Science News,, The Australian, MSN, Agence France Presse)