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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. 

URMC Heart Research Expands to Asia

Cardiologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are launching a new study in an effort to improve the treatment of a very common form of heart disease in the Asian population. 

8/6/2013 | 1 comment

Exploring New Treatments for Eczema

New York Times Personal Health columnist Jane Brody highlights research by Dermatology Professor Lisa Beck, M.D., and Instructor Anna De Benedetto, M.D., in an article on eczema, a cumbersome skin condition that affects up to 30 percent of children and 10 percent of adults. 

7/30/2013 | 0 comments

Clarifying Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer

The decided trend in recent years has been toward a partial kidney resection (removal of tumor only) in cases of small kidney cancers. But contrary to past studies, new URMC data shows that people who received a partial nephrectomy did not have improved survival, according to research published this month in European Urology.   

7/25/2013 | 0 comments

Driving Away Dry Mouth from Cancer Treatment

For the 14,400 head and neck cancer patients in the U.S., dry mouth is an unwelcome side effect of radiation therapy, causing difficulty with eating and speaking, and oral infections, among other things. Fortunately, researchers are exploring new ways to protect salivary glands during radiation treatment. 

7/24/2013 | 4 comments

Fish Tale: Autism and Mercury Link Debunked

Pregnant mothers in the Seychelles consume fish on average 12 times a week.  Yet despite concerns regarding the risk to brain development posed by mercury found in fish, children in the Seychelles show no sign of adverse neurological effects, including autism.

7/23/2013 | 0 comments

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