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NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

11/12/2015
New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

A new $2.9 million grant will seek to better understand the risk and potential negative drug interactions experienced by people living with HIV-associated seizures in Africa.

10/30/2015
Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Each year during flu season we check in with URMC scientist Rick Phipps to find out if his evidence-based advice holds true—and it still does: It’s best to avoid common pain relievers after a flu shot because they can dilute the power of the vaccine.

10/15/2015
Repurposed Drug Reduces Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

Repurposed Drug Reduces Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

A URMC psychiatrist was recently involved in a clinical study showing that a drug currently marketed under the trade name Nuedexta reduces agitation in Alzheimer’s disease patients and eases caregiver burden.

10/13/2015
Study Finds Link Between Rare Genetic Mutation and Osteoporosis

Study Finds Link Between Rare Genetic Mutation and Osteoporosis

A URMC scientist recently contributed to a large genetic study that found a link between a rare genetic mutation and osteoporosis.  These findings suggest there may be one hundred different types of osteoporosis that may need to be treated one hundred different ways. 

10/8/2015