Did you see local TV cameras in the lobby of the Wilmot Cancer Center yesterday? The Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York (PCAWNY) presented a check for $75,176 for research at Wilmot, and three stations came out to film the check-passing event. The group raised the money at the 4th annual Step It Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk last November.
Rochester researchers found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug (citalopram) significantly reduced agitation in Alzheimer’s patients. Agitation is one of the most common reasons Alzheimer’s patients are moved out of their homes into higher levels of care.
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.
With incredibly rare diseases like Juvenile Batten Disease, the road map for moving research from the lab to patients is often unclear. This week, researchers, parents and representatives of advocacy groups from across the United States and Europe convene at the Medical Center to discuss the future of clinical trials for this devastating disorder.
In a recent study in Nature Immunology, Deborah Fowell, Ph.D., associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology, mapped how immune cells travel to sites of injury or infection. She says the findings could help with the development of treatments that stop, slow down or speed up the immune response. Check out this video of Fowell for more details on her work.
Cardiologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are launching a new study in an effort to improve the treatment of a very common form of heart disease in the Asian population.
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