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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. 

Local Charity Donates $75K to Wilmot Research

Did you see local TV cameras in the lobby of the Wilmot Cancer Center? The Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York (PCAWNY) presented a check for $75,176 for research at Wilmot, and three stations came out to film the check-passing event. The group raised the money at the 4th annual Step It Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk last November.

2/26/2014 | 0 comments

Common Antidepressant Eases Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

Rochester researchers found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug (citalopram) significantly reduced agitation in Alzheimer’s patients. Agitation is one of the most common reasons Alzheimer’s patients are moved out of their homes into higher levels of care. 

2/19/2014 | 0 comments

Wilmot Plays Role in Latest FDA-Approved CLL Therapy

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the drug ibrutinib to treat patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – with UR Medicine’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center participating in research that supported accelerated approval of the drug.

2/13/2014 | 0 comments

Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Obese women expecting twins may be able to gain less weight than recommended without harming their babies, according to a new study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

2/12/2014 | 2 comments

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

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