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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
Unwinding The Ovarian Clock to Understand Fertility

Unwinding The Ovarian Clock to Understand Fertility

Infertility is a significant issue among women who work odd shifts and have abnormal sleep schedules. Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have pinpointed a cell in the ovary that controls the timing of ovulation, which may be the key to a fertility-boosting therapy for these women in the future

1/28/2016
What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed a new model of cancer in frogs to study how tumors grow, spread, and manipulate immune cells. These scientists also coordinate the world’s largest resource for using these animals in research, which is housed at the University.

1/4/2016