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Chemotherapy

Protein Identified in Post-Chemo Cell Death Puzzle

Because anticancer drugs are designed to kill growing cells, they also affect normal, fast-growing cells—blood cells forming in the bone marrow, for example, and...
Flat-panel loudspeakers

Designing a World of Immersive Sound

Imagine your new home theater features a screen that serves as an extended loudspeaker, able to radiate sound linked to moving video images. Then...
extreme matter

Rochester Leads New Multi-Institutional Effort to Study “Extreme Matter”

The University of Rochester is leading a seven-institution collaboration that promises to significantly broaden human understanding of “extreme matter”—matter that exists under pressures far...
climate change

Climate Change for Aliens

In February NASA astronomers discovered­­ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth. Scientists have yet to discover...
high-energy-density physics

New Research Initiative Turns Laser Focus on High-Energy-Density Physics

Atoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react...
liver disease

Of Mice and Cheeseburgers: Experimental Drug Reverses Obesity-Related Liver Disease

A drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western...
battery

Student Follows Liquid Metal Flow to Build a Better Battery

Meghan Patrick’s goal is to help in the development of sustainable energy. That’s why the rising senior in mechanical engineering at the University of...
Antibiotic Resistance

URMC Researchers Developing New Tool to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to one of the world’s most pressing health threats: antibiotic resistance. Researchers at the University of...
autism

Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Autism

A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism...
schizophrenia

Faulty Support Cells Disrupt Communication in Brains of People with Schizophrenia

New research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia.  When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated...
Lymphoma

Can the Sunshine Vitamin Help Lymphoma Patients?

Being deficient in vitamin D has been linked to poorer survival in many cancers, including lymphoma. A new $3 million grant to theWilmot Cancer...
3-D displayvideo

Researchers Use Lasers to Display ‘True’ 3-D Objects

In an iconic scene in Star Wars, R2-D2 delivers a three-dimensional projection of a desperate Princess Leia pleading, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my...
climate change

Ancient Ozone Levels Provide a Glimpse into Future Effects of Climate...

As plants, animals, volcanoes, human beings, cars, and factories emit gases and particles into the atmosphere, invisible molecules in the air around us act...
infants

Infants Born Preterm May Lack Key Lung Cells Later In Life

Mice born into an oxygen-rich environment respond worse to the flu once fully grown due to an absence of certain lung cells, a discovery...
stem cells

Stem Cells May Be the Key to Staying Strong in Old...

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have discovered that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old...
quantum dots

Light Emitting Quantum Dots Could Ease Synthesis of Novel Compounds

At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light being used to mediate chemical reactions. Now...
cancer cell

Study: A New Way to Slow Cancer Cell Growth

Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells. Researchers from the University of...
cancer

Scientists Light the Way for Immune System to Attack Cancer

The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a University of Rochester Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical...
Arrhythmias

Chest Pain Drug Decreases Common Arrhythmias

A drug approved to treat chest pain reduces the incidence of a common arrhythmia called ventricular tachycardia in patients with animplantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD),...
eczemavideo

FDA Approves New Eczema Drug Tested at URMC

People who suffer from eczema have new hope for relief with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a “game changing” medication tested...