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developmental disorders

Study: Attention Requires Balance in the Brain

The ability to focus attention is a fundamental challenge that the brain must solve and one that is essential to navigating our daily lives....
Premature Babies

Using the Microbiome to Help Premature Babies Grow

About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of...
Iron deficiency

New Research Seeks to Understand Link Between Iron and Brain Development

Iron deficiency is the one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world and affects mainly pregnant mothers and young children.  Numerous studies...
central nervous system

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research...
Leukemia

Delving Where Few Others Have Gone, Leukemia Researchers Open New Path

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study uncovers how a single gene could be at fault in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the deadliest cancers. The breakthrough...
hearing loss

Study Points to Possible New Therapy for Hearing Loss

Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore hearing loss. In a new study, out today in the European...
acute myeloid leukemia

Delving Where Few Others Have Gone, Leukemia Researchers Open New Path

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study uncovers how a single gene could be at fault in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the deadliest cancers. The breakthrough...
Traumatic Nerve Injury

Common Painkiller Not Effective for Traumatic Nerve Injury

A new study out today in the Journal of Neurology finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic...
Neurological Disordersvideo

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...