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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. 

Tobacco Smoke Mimics Jet Lag, Study Confirms

We all know that traveling to different time zones or working the night shift shakes up our body clocks. A new URMC study also shows that tobacco smoke can harm circadian rhythms, by changing gene expression patterns in lung tissue. 

9/12/2013 | 0 comments

Lab Pinpoints New Drug Target for Infant Leukemia

Although many childhood leukemias are curable, one type – known as 11q23 infant leukemia – has a poor survival rate and requires intensive treatment with life-threatening side effects. In an early-edition article in Blood, the URMC shows it discovered a gene that could provide a new target for therapy.

9/10/2013 | 1 comment

Study Reveals Reasons for Calls to Wilmot Cancer Center

If you’re being treated for cancer and experiencing symptoms, what would cause you to pick up the phone and call your cancer center? Pain emerged as the number one reason, in a study of 563 patients, who reported 2,378 symptoms during 1,229 phone calls to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

9/10/2013 | 1 comment

URMC Virologists Lauded for Contribution to HPV Vaccine in New Book

William Bonnez, M.D., Richard Reichman, M.D., and Robert C. Rose, Ph.D. are featured in a Spanish book called 40 + 1 Innovators Who Have Changed the World of the 21st Century for their pioneering work on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. 

9/9/2013 | 2 comments

Science Spotlight: Meet Michael T. Sellix, Ph.D.

Sellix, an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, studies circadian rhythms and biological clocks. He was recently awarded the 2013 Early Investigators Award by the Endocrine Society. Check out this video to learn more about his current and future research. 

8/27/2013 | 0 comments

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