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Authors Talk “Truth” in Tissue Samples

Authors Talk “Truth” in Tissue Samples

It’s incredible to think that years of scientific research might’ve been conducted with tissue samples that were nearly worthless—but that frustrating reality is what keeps David Hicks, M.D., and other progressive pathologists pushing for improvements.

3/23/2016
Early Wiring of Brain’s “Fear” Centers Could Produce Long-term Consequences

Early Wiring of Brain’s “Fear” Centers Could Produce Long-term Consequences

New research shows that our brains may be hardwired to become sensitive to stressful environments at an early age and, if overstimulated, this may contribute to anxiety disorders and even psychotic syndromes later in life.

3/18/2016
What rare diseases do we study at URMC?

What rare diseases do we study at URMC?

Rare diseases affect approximately 25 million people in the U.S., but less than 5 percent of these illnesses have a treatment. With the help of patients and their families, physicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are working to change that. 

2/29/2016
Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

In a perspective piece appearing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, URMC neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., lays out the current state of affairs with respect to stem cell medicine and how close we are to new therapies for neurological disorders.

2/22/2016
Tracking Melanoma Metastasis Leads to Key Gene Discovery

Tracking Melanoma Metastasis Leads to Key Gene Discovery

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.

2/17/2016