February 2014

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 | 3 comments

New Study Searches for Clues to Leading Cause of Sudden Death in Young

With a $2.9 million NIH grant, Rochester researchers will study a group of heart muscle disorders that account for up to 20 percent of cases of sudden death in young people.

2/5/2014 | 1 comment

ED Enrollers Tap Emergency Room Visitors to Participate in Research

With more than 100,000 patients a year coming to the emergency room at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital, it’s a valuable piece of real estate for investigators seeking to enroll patients in their research studies.

2/4/2014 | 0 comments
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