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Shattering the Stigma of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders »
October 17, 2014

More than three million Americans are diagnosed with Schizophrenia, a severe brain disorder that affects one’s ability to perceive reality. Many others suffer from related disorders. These are frightening and chronic diseases, but patients often say the associated stigma is worse than the illness itself. The University of Rochester is partnering with the...

Are Male Brains Wired to Ignore Food for Sex? »
October 16, 2014

Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must decide between feeding and mating, it can get even trickier. In a discovery that might ring true even for some humans, researchers have shown that male brains – at least in nematodes – will suppress the ability to locate food in order...

UR Researchers Recruiting Older Adults to Test H7N9 Bird Flu Vaccines »
October 15, 2014

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are recruiting volunteers between the ages of 50 and 70 to test a vaccine for H7N9, the bird flu virus that first surfaced in China in 2013 and has been on the radar of infectious disease specialists and public health officials ever...

$2.9M NIH Grant Supports Research to Help Urban Teens Manage Asthma »
October 15, 2014

For more than a decade, nurse researcher Hyekyun Rhee, Ph.D., R.N., P.N.P., associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been working to develop unique interventions to support teens in managing their asthma. Her latest project — funded by a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health —...

UR Medicine a Leader in LGBT Health Care »
October 15, 2014

UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial and F.F. Thompson Hospitals have been named 2014 Leaders in Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF). They are the only Western New York hospitals to earn this distinction from the HRCF, which is the nation’s largest organization devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights...

Wilmot Awarded $3M to Study Yoga for Cancer-Related Insomnia »
October 14, 2014

Armed with a $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the Wilmot Cancer Institute is launching the first study ever to test whether a unique yoga therapy can treat insomnia among cancer survivors just as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, the current gold-standard treatment.