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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. 

Wilmot Plays Role in Latest FDA-Approved CLL Therapy

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the drug ibrutinib to treat patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – with UR Medicine’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center participating in research that supported accelerated approval of the drug.

2/13/2014 | 0 comments

Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Obese women expecting twins may be able to gain less weight than recommended without harming their babies, according to a new study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

2/12/2014 | 2 comments

Low Mortality Does Not Necessarily Equal Better Stroke Care

Current efforts to grade the quality of care hospitals provide stroke patients have a big flaw according to a new study in the journal Stroke.  Measures of mortality – whether or not a stroke patient dies shortly after being admitted to a hospital – do not take into account whether these deaths occurred because of poor care or because physicians were carrying out the wishes of the patient and their family to withhold care.  

2/12/2014 | 0 comments

A Breast Cancer Drug to Fight Fungal Disease?

The drug tamoxifen appears to kill a fungus associated with a deadly brain infection that afflicts HIV/AIDS patients, according to a new University of Rochester study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

2/11/2014 | 0 comments

Regulatory Science Competition Spurs Innovation

A new UR contest is encouraging students and trainees, as well as the whole research community, to think about how to turn advances in basic and applied sciences more quickly – and safely – into new ways to improve health.

2/7/2014 | 1 comment

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