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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. 

Post Doc’s [Frog] Research Leaps Forward with New Fellowship

Leon Grayfer, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Jacques Robert, Ph. D., received a three-year fellowship from the Life Sciences Research Foundation to study the immune system of the African clawed frog. With the new award, Grayfer hopes to learn more about the evolution of vertebrate immunity and how we can better fight disease.  

6/5/2013 | 0 comments

URMC Research Dominates Heart Rhythm Society Meeting

With 20-plus abstracts and several prominent lectures and presentations, URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program team made their mark at the Heart Rhythm Society’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Denver in May. The diverse team included medical students and residents, research fellows and faculty, all led by Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D., and Arthur J. Moss, M.D., both international experts on electrical disturbances of the heart. 

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Origins of Esophageal Cancer: Inflammation in the Gut

Esophageal cancer is associated with GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease), obesity, alcohol, and tobacco abuse. But the long march toward malignancy starts 10 to 20 years earlier when the cells, genes, and signaling pathways in the foregut begin a nefarious cooperative dance.

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“Fingerprint” of Deadly Brain Cancer Uncovered

A team of researchers has successfully pinpointed the unique genetic characteristics of gliomas – a common and potentially deadly form of brain cancer.  The findings present scientists with a rich new set of targets for new therapies.

5/31/2013 | 0 comments

Continued Investment in Basic Research Essential

In a recent article in the journal Neurology, Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the pediatrician-in-chief of URMC’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, argues that the basic research conducted in our nation’s labs fuels a creative process that leads to medical breakthroughs upon which the cures of tomorrow will depend. 

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