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Biomarker Points to Alzheimer’s Risk »
March 09, 2014
A study involving Rochester-area seniors has yielded the first accurate blood test that can predict who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. This discovery – which appears today in the journal Nature Medicine – could be the key to unlocking a new generation of treatments that seek to head off the disease...
New Palliative Care Book Co-Edited by Rochester Expert »
March 06, 2014
Rochester expert Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is co-editor of a new book exploring the ethics of palliative care, the medical specialty that focuses on pain and symptom management, patient and family support, and help with decision making.
The presence – or absence – of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery.
Colon Exhibit Aims to Raise Awareness of Cancer Screenings »
March 05, 2014
The Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, part of the Center for Community Health, in partnership with Cancer Mission 2020, led by Camp Good Days and Special Times, are joining forces to bring a model of a giant colon to Rochester in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Rochester scientists are using a gene test to diagnose a difficult-to-detect form of bone marrow cancer – an example of how academic medical centers are applying new technology in ways that play to their strengths to achieve better patient care.
Alejandro Zaffaroni, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 1949 and went on to become a world renowned biotechnology entrepreneur and innovator of drug delivery systems, died peacefully at home in Atherton, Calif., on March 1. He was 91.