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Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Researchers were awarded approximately $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue studying how our bodies respond to seasonal and pandemic flu viruses and vaccines. 

For Sick, Elderly Patients, Surgical Decision Making “Takes a Village”

Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, advocates Laurent G. Glance, M.D., in a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

4/10/2014 | 0 comments

Like Hand-Washing, Blood Transfusions Linked to Infections

Doing fewer blood transfusions reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

4/3/2014 | 0 comments

Device Saves Lives in Heart Failure Patients

Good news for patients with mild heart failure: A new study shows for the first time that cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D therapy) saves lives over the long term. 

3/31/2014 | 0 comments

Healthcare-Associated Infections Affect 1 in 25 Hospital Patients Nationwide

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. URMC infectious disease expert Ghinwa Dumyati contributed data from 23 hospitals in Western New York to the new report. 

3/26/2014 | 1 comment

Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million in NYS Stem Cell Grants

Six scientists from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have been recommended awards of more than $3.5 million by NYSTEM.  The grants are for a wide range of research programs in the fields of neurological disorders, bone growth and repair, and cancer.

3/26/2014 | 0 comments

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