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Pathologist Wins Breast Cancer Award to Study Bone Metastasis

Pathologist Wins Breast Cancer Award to Study Bone Metastasis

A University of Rochester Medical Center scientist, who is studying an “all-in-one” agent to be used when breast cancer spreads to the bone, received a $50,000 grant today from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR).

3/24/2015
Dorsey Honored at White House for Parkinson’s Work

Dorsey Honored at White House for Parkinson’s Work

URMC neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A. was honored today at the White House as one of seven “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to advocate for better treatments and a cure for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

3/23/2015
Strike Three! Concussion Study Shows Slip in MLB Batting Performance

Strike Three! Concussion Study Shows Slip in MLB Batting Performance

Major League Baseball players performed worse at the plate after returning to play following a concussion, compared to players who were rusty due to paternity or bereavement leave, a URMC study shows.

3/19/2015
Brain Swelling Source of Malaria’s Fatal Grip

Brain Swelling Source of Malaria’s Fatal Grip

Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, claiming a child’s life every minute.   New research, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, reveals why this preventable and treatable disease is often fatal

3/18/2015
New Model Helps Scientists Study Mysterious Pain Condition that Prevents Women from Having Sex

New Model Helps Scientists Study Mysterious Pain Condition that Prevents Women from Having Sex

Researchers have developed a new model to study vulvodynia, which triggers unexplained pain at the opening of the vagina and is the most common cause of intercourse pain in premenopausal women. They hope it will help identify potential treatments for the condition, which strains relationships and hinders or completely eliminates the ability to conceive because couples can’t have sex.   

2/27/2015