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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. 

Unraveling the Origins of Congenital Heart Disease

In a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Nature, scientists identified a group of gene mutations that may be behind up to 10 percent of complex congenital heart defects, the most frequent birth defect and a leading cause of infant death.

7/23/2013 | 0 comments

New Imaging Technology Brings Cancers to “Light”

A new medical imaging technology – dubbed multispectral photoacoustic imaging – has demonstrated that it can successfully identify healthy vs. cancerous prostate tissue and could represent a less invasive and more accurate way to screen for the disease. 

7/18/2013 | 0 comments

Obesity Lowers Success of IVF

A new study shows that obesity hurts a woman’s chances of conceiving through in vitro fertilization. Loralei Thornburg, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, talks to MedPage Today about what this finding means for women considering IVF. 

7/18/2013 | 1 comment

Aiding Blood Recovery, Blood Replacement

Did you know that it takes two trillion red cells to make a single unit of blood?

7/17/2013 | 0 comments

Trash-Talking Among Doctors Busts Teamwork

“This guy’s an idiot!” Comments like that, coming from one doctor in reference to another, are unprofessional and not so rare -- and they undermine patient trust, according to a URMC study highlighted in the New York Times.

7/11/2013 | 0 comments

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