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Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Researchers were awarded approximately $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue studying how our bodies respond to seasonal and pandemic flu viruses and vaccines. 

Tobacco Smoke Mimics Jet Lag: Study Makes Cover of Biology Journal

A URMC study that found that tobacco smoke impairs our body clocks is featured on the cover of the January issue of The FASEB Journal. Scientists believe that the impact of environmental toxins like cigarette smoke on sleep and overall health is an important and growing area of interest. 

1/7/2014 | 0 comments

Potential New Parkinson’s Treatment Passes Hurdle

A Phase 2 clinical trial of the nutritional supplement inosine has shown that the compound can safely and effectively raise levels of urate, a naturally occurring compound found in blood. Scientists suspect that urate may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. 

12/23/2013 | 1 comment

URMC Study Chosen as One of the “Breakthroughs of the Year”

At the end of each year, the editors of Science magazine sift through the previous 12 months of research and select ten “breakthroughs” that signify seminal scientific achievements.  This year’s list includes a study by URMC neuroscientists that reveals that the brain cleans itself while we sleep.

12/19/2013 | 0 comments

Study Links Fitness Level and HIV-related Dementia

More and more people with HIV are reaching their 50s and beyond thanks to advances in anti-retroviral therapies.  That is good news.  However, one of the long term impacts of living with the disease is a heightened risk of cognitive problems, such as dementia and functional decline.

12/16/2013 | 4 comments

Scientists Test Malaria Drug for Bone Diseases

Preclinical data suggest that a drug used to treat and prevent malaria and given previously as an anti-inflammatory could be repurposed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis, according to a paper this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Brendan F. Boyce, M.D., vice chair Anatomic Pathology at the URMC.

12/10/2013 | 2 comments

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