December 2013

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

International Experts, Student Research Featured at World AIDS Day Symposium

In honor of World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1, 2013, the UR Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) hosted a scientific symposium featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training at UR. 

12/9/2013 | 0 comments
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