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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. 

Socioeconomic Status Plays Major Role in Opioid Pain Control

Blacks, Hispanics, poor people, and those with lower education are less likely than more affluent people to received opiods for moderate to severe pain in emergency rooms – pointing to the need for a national discussion on unbiased treatment.

6/26/2013 | 0 comments

Lung Researcher Wins Competitive Fellowship

Matt Kottmann, M.D., assistant professor in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received a highly competitive Parker B. Francis Fellowship grant to study lung scarring. Kottmann is one of just 11 lung researchers in the U.S. to receive the award.

6/24/2013 | 0 comments

Applying IBM Watson to Care and Research

While IBM Watson is best known as a dominating contestant on the quiz show Jeopardy!, the supercomputer also has a bright future in the field of clinical care and research.

6/19/2013 | 0 comments

Outrun the Sun: Racing for Melanoma Research

When the Rochester Melanoma Action Group was looking for a place to invest its first $25,000 seed grant, it found Glynis Scott, M.D., an accomplished skin pathologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wilmot Cancer Center, who’s been investigating the basic biology of melanoma for several years.

6/13/2013 | 0 comments

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Blood-Brain Barrier

The biological phenomenon known as the blood-brain barrier was first observed by German scientist Paul Ehrlich in the late 1980s.  Since that time, the mechanisms by which the brain secures itself from the rest of the body have been a source of both wonder and bewilderment.

6/13/2013 | 0 comments

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