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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. 

Can Moms Take Meds While Breastfeeding?

Ruth Lawrence, M.D., who has spent her career researching and advising women and physicians on breastfeeding, comments on a new report that says most medications are safe to take while nursing. Lawrence talked to the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and MedPage Today about the new report, which is the first to address the topic in more than a decade.   

8/27/2013 | 1 comment

URMC/RIT/NTID Awarded $2.1M to Train Deaf Scientists

Shattering the glass ceiling for deaf scholars who want to earn a Ph.D. is the primary goal of a new program, recently funded with $2.1 million by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.

8/27/2013 | 0 comments

Hayes to Head Biochemistry and Biophysics

Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D., has been selected as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics after serving as interim chair since early 2012.

8/22/2013 | 0 comments

Destination Infection: How Immune Cells Move Through the Body

In a recent study in Nature Immunology, Deborah Fowell, Ph.D., associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology, mapped how immune cells travel to sites of injury or infection. She says the findings could help with the development of treatments that stop, slow down or speed up the immune response.  Check out this video of Fowell for more details on her work. 

8/21/2013 | 0 comments

Copper Key Contributor to Alzheimer’s

Copper is ubiquitous in the food supply and drinking water.  In the right amounts, it helps the body perform many important functions.  However, a new study points to the metal’s darker side: too much copper can accumulate in the brain and contribute to the buildup of toxic proteins that cause Alzheimer’s disease.

8/19/2013 | 1 comment

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