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Researchers Harness Virtual Reality, Motion Capture to Study Neurological Disorders

Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have a powerful new state-of-the-art tool at their disposal to study diseases like Autism, Alzheimer’s,...
Multiple Sclerosis

Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Multiple Sclerosis

Research appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine could herald a new treatment approach for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) if confirmed in future studies. The...
Ventricular Arrhythmia

Chest Pain Drug Ranolazine Falls Short in Preventing First Episode of...

A clinical trial of more than 1,000 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) found that the drug ranolazine (commonly used to treat chest pain; brand name...
bacterial DNA

Researchers Target Protein That Protects Bacteria’s DNA ‘Recipes’

Bacteria cause many serious illnesses, from food poisoning to pneumonia. The challenge for scientists is that disease-causing bacteria are extraordinarily resilient. For example, when...
Lipid droplets

Lipid Droplets Play Crucial Roles Beyond Fat Storage

Lipid droplets: they were long thought of merely as the formless blobs of fat out of which spare tires and muffin tops were made....
Melanoma

Melanoma Linked with CLL, Wilmot Recommends Close Monitoring

While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery — these...
brain injury

Study Supports Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injury

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to...
laser

Laser Bursts Generate Electricity Faster Than Any Other Method

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a...
diabetes diagnostic devices

Making Diabetes Screening Portable for the People of Micronesia

The diabetes that is endemic in Micronesia is a legacy of modern store-bought foods and a less strenuous lifestyle than South Pacific islanders enjoyed...
Bladder Cancer

Simple Post-Surgery Step Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study...
immune system

Fracking the Immune System

Amid predictions of a second fracking boom in the U.S., the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune...
Equine influenza

Horses Get the Flu, Too

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, but University of Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza...
Ocean Nitrogen

Tiny Microenvironments Hold Clues to Ocean Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in...
genetics

Scientists Discover Gene Controlling Genetic Recombination Rates

Genetics is a crapshoot. During sexual reproduction, genes from both the mother and the father mix and mingle to produce a genetic combination unique...
gut microbiome

The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the...

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese,...
Lewy Body Dementia

National Initiative Focuses on New Treatments for Lewy Body Dementia

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been selected to participate in a national network created to develop new ways to diagnose and...
testicular cancer

After Testicular Cancer Is Cured, Remain Alert in the Future

Because testicular cancer has a 95 percent cure rate, it is easier for men to move on and forget about it. But new research in...
LVAD Heart Pump

UR Medicine Leads U.S. in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Newest LVAD...

UR Medicine cardiac surgeons recently introduced a minimally invasive approach to implanting the newest heart pump available for people with congestive heart failure. This...
nerve cells

Biological Sex Tweaks Nervous System Networks, Plays Role in Shaping Behavior

New research published today in the journal Current Biologydemonstrates how biological sex can modify communication between nerve cells and generate different responses in males and...
Parkinson's Drug

URMC Investigating New Parkinson’s Drug

The University of Rochester Medical Center Clinical Trials Coordination Center (CTCC) has been tapped to help lead a clinical trial for a potential new treatment for...