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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...
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...
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...
Brain Damage

Lungs Mays Hold Key to Thwarting Brain Damage after a Stroke

The harm caused by a stroke can be exacerbated when immune cells rush to the brain an inadvertently make the situation worse.  Researchers at...
asthma

For City Kids with Asthma, Telemedicine and In-School Care Cut ER...

Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as...
Opioid Addiction

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom’s ‘Bad Rap’

As the nation grapples for solutions to the opioid epidemic—now claiming more than 33,000 American lives each year—the potential of the psychoactive plant kratom...
flu vaccine

In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

Flu shot season is here. But as you head to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get vaccinated, scientists are working to make this...
Parkinson’s

Data and Technology Drive New Approaches to Parkinson’s Care, Research

Complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s have long poised challenges to both scientists and physicians.  University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) researchers are now reaching...
depression

Earlier School Start Times May Increase Risk of Adolescent Depression and...

Teenagers with school starting times before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk of experiencing depression and anxiety due to compromised sleep quality, according...
stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the Brain for Better Vision after a Stroke

Maybe you’ve recently suffered a stroke and are now starting therapy, trying to regain speech, motor functions, and possibly improve memory. But your vision...
Parkinson’s Disease

Telemedicine as Effective as In-Person Care for Parkinson’s Disease

New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson’s disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can...
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...
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...
genes Hearing Recovery

Gene May Hold Key to Hearing Recovery

Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure.  The findings, where...
Huntington

URMC Plays Key Role in New Huntington’s Drug

University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) researchers were instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) to treat...