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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...
photonics

Partnership Will Help Create “Eyes and Ears” for Photonics Technologies

A new Defense Department project will help researchers develop sensors that can be employed by photonics-based systems.  The sensors – which could be used...
artificial intelligencevideo

Machine Learning Advances Human-Computer Interaction

Inside the University of Rochester’s Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a robotic torso looms over a row of plastic gears and blocks, awaiting instructions....
heart failure

Fatty Acids May Lead to First Heart Failure Treatments

University of Rochester Medical Center will be studying omega-3 fatty acids and their use in preventing and treating a certain type of heart failure. According...
gas hydrate

Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Greenhouse Gas Release

The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according...
beam

New ‘Needle Pulse’ Beam Pattern Packs a Punch

A new beam pattern devised by University of Rochester researchers could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured...
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Peering into the Eye: Pitt Researcher Develops New Retinal Imaging Technique

A new imaging technique developed by a University of Pittsburgh researcher and colleagues could significantly advance how eye health and disease are assessed, according to the results of a...
eye

A Closer Look at the Eye: Researchers Develop New Retinal Imaging...

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed....
Bone Infection

Bacteria Responsible for Incurable Bone Infection Hide in Bone Micro-Channels

Bacteria that cause life-threatening and incurable bone infections may elude immune or antibiotic attack by hiding in tiny channels within bone, according to researchers...
dementia

Researchers Identify Brain Region as Possible Target for Dementia Prevention

A University of Rochester study has found that older adults with excellent memories have more efficient connections between specific areas of the brain —...
Traumatic Nerve Damage

Repurposed Drug May Offer Diagnosis, Treatment for Traumatic Nerve Damage

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own...
catalysts

Finding Needles in Chemical Haystacks

A team of chemists including Daniel Weix from the University of Rochester has developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize...
brain

Study Reveals Brain’s Finely Tuned System of Energy Supply

New research in the journal Neuron reveals how the brain is able to meet its massive energy demands with a “just in time” system that delivers...
Heart-Brain Connection

The Heart-brain Connection: The Link Between LQTS and Seizures

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently discovered a genetic link between Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), a rare cardiac rhythm disease, and...