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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. 

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

Pushing Personalized Therapy for Lung Cancer

Personalized medicine – or matching a patient’s tumor with an appropriate treatment – is transforming lung cancer and bringing a measure of hope to patients, according to a review by Eric S. Kim, M.D., and Kishan J. Pandya, M.D., of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, published in the journal Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics.

8/15/2013 | 1 comment

Does Inducing Labor Lead to Autism?

Autism expert Susan Hyman, M.D., comments on a new study published in this week’s JAMA Pediatrics that found that children born to mothers who had labor induced or augmented were more likely to develop autism.

8/13/2013 | 0 comments

Researchers Call for Deeper Study of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus

As part of the National Institutes of Health's Centers of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), URMC scientists John Treanor, M.D., and David Topham, Ph.D., join their peers in calling for more advanced research on the H7N9 bird flu virus that appeared in China earlier this year. In this video, they describe this research and why it’s important. 

8/12/2013 | 0 comments

Kieburtz Tapped to Oversee Clinical Research

Neurologist Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H. will be taking over the roles of director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and senior associate dean for Clinical Research at the beginning of September. 

8/8/2013 | 0 comments

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