academic research http://wrvo.org en Playing youth sports a sign of career success? http://wrvo.org/post/playing-youth-sports-sign-career-success <div><p></p><p>Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two coinciding <a href="http://jlo.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/10/1548051814538099.abstract" target="_blank">studies </a>looked at the success of people who played a sport in school.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first asked potential employers and co-workers to look at extra-curricular activities of potential hires. </span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57642 at http://wrvo.org Playing youth sports a sign of career success? New study links excessive copper intake to Alzheimer's http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-links-excessive-copper-intake-alzheimers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Copper is an important aspect of proper nutrition, and vital for us to maintain a healthy body. But a group of upstate New York researchers have concluded too <em>much</em> copper in our diet could be a contributing factor in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44476 at http://wrvo.org Digital tools helping to keep off the "Freshman 15" http://wrvo.org/post/digital-tools-helping-keep-freshman-15 <p></p><p>It used to be the "Freshman 5." Now it’s the "Freshman 15." But students who started college this fall now have new digital tools available to help them stay healthy.</p><p>On-demand digital health information being provided by colleges seems to be helping control those extra pounds undergraduates can put on.<pr></pr></p><p>Dietician Colleen Dour evaluated the effectiveness of a computer-based wellness program in a study for Syracuse University. The program focuses on wellness and body image, rather than dieting.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:09:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42724 at http://wrvo.org Digital tools helping to keep off the "Freshman 15" Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data http://wrvo.org/post/nationwide-research-project-enlists-public-help-collect-water-data <p>Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:03:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40494 at http://wrvo.org Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data Central New York colleges win SUNY 2020 grant http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-colleges-win-suny-2020-grant <p>A group of central New York public colleges is among the winners of the governor's second round of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program.</p><p>The state's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Upstate Medical University and Onondaga Community College in Syracuse and SUNY Oswego teamed up for the program.</p><p>They were awarded $15 million to start an institute of environmental health and medicine.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38974 at http://wrvo.org Research torpedo away: vehicle collecting data on Lake Ontario http://wrvo.org/post/research-torpedo-away-vehicle-collecting-data-lake-ontario <p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> small cylinder armed with research equipment is bobbing through Lake Ontario this week. It’s collecting data from a seasonal temperature barrier known as a thermal bar.</span> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37964 at http://wrvo.org Research torpedo away: vehicle collecting data on Lake Ontario Research study could lead to new test for colon cancer http://wrvo.org/post/research-study-could-lead-new-test-colon-cancer <p>Researchers at Upstate Medical Center are helping in a nationwide study that could change the way people are screened for colon cancer, and the potential to change the way one of the most dreaded medical screening tests is used. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:34:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36169 at http://wrvo.org Research study could lead to new test for colon cancer Report says state’s energy could be almost 100% renewable by 2030 http://wrvo.org/post/report-says-state-s-energy-could-be-almost-100-renewable-2030 <p>A recent study outlines a scenario that would see New York state’s energy infrastructure based on close to 100 percent renewable sources by the year 2030. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:38:40 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35900 at http://wrvo.org Report says state’s energy could be almost 100% renewable by 2030 Wearable sensors could unlock secrets to epilepsy, stress and autism http://wrvo.org/post/wearable-sensors-could-unlock-secrets-epilepsy-stress-and-autism <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>It’s exactly what it sounds like. "Wearable technology" involves sensors that are worn in something like a bracelet that gather information and sends the data to a computer via Bluetooth. This technology is now being developed for use across a range of health-related applications. New research suggests that it could be used to help prevent seizures in people living with epilepsy. Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35822 at http://wrvo.org Wearable sensors could unlock secrets to epilepsy, stress and autism Images of the brain could unlock learning difficulties http://wrvo.org/post/images-brain-could-unlock-learning-difficulties <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Researchers in western New York have been using brain scans to add to our understanding of how humans comprehend numbers. The new data could have implications in diagnosing learning disabilities earlier on, and aid in our understanding of why some kids struggle at school. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:38:19 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35703 at http://wrvo.org Images of the brain could unlock learning difficulties SU among those chosen to be NASA competition sites http://wrvo.org/post/su-among-those-chosen-be-nasa-competition-sites <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Syracuse University is one of two upstate universities have been chosen as host sites for the international NASA <a href="http://spaceappschallenge.org/" target="_blank">space apps challenge</a>. The challenge, taking place this month, brings together collaborators in 41 different countries to solve some of the toughest challenges facing space exploration and society. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:34:04 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35745 at http://wrvo.org SU among those chosen to be NASA competition sites Deaths from Alzheimer's disease increasing in the region http://wrvo.org/post/deaths-alzheimers-disease-increasing-region <p>More and more people across the country are dying from Alzheimer's disease -- and central New York is not immune to the trend. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:13:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34957 at http://wrvo.org Researchers conduct first major earthquake simulation in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-conduct-first-major-earthquake-simulation-new-york-state <p>Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted the state's first large-scale earthquake simulation on Tuesday to determine how prone unreinforced masonry walls are to quake damage. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:52:35 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33733 at http://wrvo.org Researchers conduct first major earthquake simulation in New York state Cuomo lays out innovation agenda http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-lays-out-innovation-agenda <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a number of efforts in his 2013 agenda to encourage the commercialization of academic research and boost entrepreneurship, including a venture capital fund and network of incubators, which are seen as mechanisms to boost economic growth. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32337 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo lays out innovation agenda Researcher looks to make firefighters' work a bit easier http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-looks-make-firefighters-work-bit-easier <p>Tyler Hale is a 25-year-old volunteer firefighter with the Cayuga Heights Fire Department. Wires connecting small plastic sensors snake up his arms and legs and down his back and Huiju Park, an assistant professor at Cornell University, directs Hale through a series of movements. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:06:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 32055 at http://wrvo.org Researcher looks to make firefighters' work a bit easier Clarkson team hopes autism research could lead to earlier diagnosis http://wrvo.org/post/clarkson-team-hopes-autism-research-could-lead-earlier-diagnosis <p>About one in 88 children in America are thought to have some form of autism. Usually, the illness that affects communication and social abilities is diagnosed when autistic children show slower language development than other kids. But a team at Clarkson University in Potsdam is hoping their research into the disease might make earlier diagnosis and intervention possible.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:03:07 +0000 Joanna Richards 31988 at http://wrvo.org Clarkson team hopes autism research could lead to earlier diagnosis Governor proposes creating "innovation hot spots" http://wrvo.org/post/governor-proposes-creating-innovation-hot-spots <p>In his third State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a new initiative to create ten "Innovation Hot Spots" - areas where startup businesses can receive support, access venture capital and possibly tax breaks. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:12:42 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31741 at http://wrvo.org Reasearchers working on dyalisis machine small enough to hold in your hand http://wrvo.org/post/reasearchers-working-dyalisis-machine-small-enough-hold-your-hand <p>Imagine a dialysis machine small enough that a patient could wear it. A super-thin filtering material may allow researchers at the University of Rochester to revolutionize dialysis for patients with kidney disease. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:21:23 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31145 at http://wrvo.org Smart phones of the future may be able to identify human emotions http://wrvo.org/post/smart-phones-future-may-be-able-identify-human-emotions <p>Remember the mood ring? Well the smart phone of the future may be able to identify your mood based on the sound of your voice. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:18:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31144 at http://wrvo.org UAlbany expands research into RNA http://wrvo.org/post/ualbany-expands-research-rna <p>Most of us know all about DNA, the genetic building blocks that make us unique. But in recent years, there’s a lot of interest in RNA— a molecule that controls how our genes are expressed. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:18:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 30657 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide http://wrvo.org/post/new-stem-cell-facility-be-available-scientists-statewide <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to <a href="http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp" target="_blank">stem cell</a> therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:55:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30458 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide Study finds mercury levels dropping in Atlantic Ocean http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-mercury-levels-dropping-atlantic-ocean <p>Mercury levels among fish caught in the Atlantic Ocean are dropping, but it's not the same case for fish from the Pacific Ocean. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:08:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30397 at http://wrvo.org Does watching TV reruns create better mental health? http://wrvo.org/post/does-watching-tv-reruns-create-better-mental-health <p>The growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is one of main reasons folks in western New York have hope for the region's economic future. Entrepreneurs are trying to translate research into new businesses that sell the next big thing in medicine. But not all research at the campus will cure cancer or create a corporation. Some experiments focus on aspects of life that are less life-or-death. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 12:57:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 29572 at http://wrvo.org Law school program helps bring research to the market, for free http://wrvo.org/post/law-school-program-helps-bring-research-market-free <p>Law students have often been used to help solve so-called "cold-cases," but criminal law isn’t the only place their skills are being put to use. Syracuse University law school professor Ted Hagelin's class focuses on the cutting edge of technology. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 29413 at http://wrvo.org Law school program helps bring research to the market, for free Senate's "innovation banks" would help commercialize research http://wrvo.org/post/senates-innovation-banks-would-help-commercialize-research <p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, is hoping to build a better bridge between academic research and the commercial market. On Wednesday, Gillibrand stopped in Buffalo and Syracuse to continue stumping for the <a href="http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr4720" target="_blank">America Innovates Act</a>. The bill would put $200 million into "innovation banks" that could be then given to researchers to help further develop their inventions.</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:52:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28095 at http://wrvo.org Senate's "innovation banks" would help commercialize research Study finds high risk to drinking water from fracking wastewater http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-high-risk-drinking-water-fracking-wastewater <p>A new study on managing wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing finds the biggest risk of contamination to drinking water supplies occurs during the disposal process.</p><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01757.x/full" target="_blank">The report</a> is by Stony Brook University and was published this month in the journal "Risk Analysis."</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:51:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 24438 at http://wrvo.org Study finds high risk to drinking water from fracking wastewater Scientists uncover hidden history of polar bears http://wrvo.org/post/scientists-uncover-hidden-history-polar-bears <p>It all started with a fossil.</p><p>&ldquo;We have this polar bear jawbone from the <a href="http://blogs.transparent.com/norwegian/files/2011/01/svalbard.jpg" target="_blank">Svalbard archipelago</a> in the North Atlantic,&rdquo; says Charlotte Lindqvist, a professor at SUNY Buffalo and lead author of a landmark new study into the history of polar bears. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:45:16 +0000 Daniel Robison 23219 at http://wrvo.org Scientists uncover hidden history of polar bears