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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
From Atomic Bomb to Lead and Pollution, Environmental Researchers Celebrate Rich History and Promising Future

From Atomic Bomb to Lead and Pollution, Environmental Researchers Celebrate Rich History and Promising Future

URMC scientists are honoring decades of investigating the impact of environmental exposures on health— dating back to the 1940s when they first looked into the toxicants used in the atomic bomb, to more modern concerns like lead, mercury, air pollution, pesticides, nanomaterials, and epigenetics.

9/17/2015
Breakthrough in Understanding New Class of Antibiotics

Breakthrough in Understanding New Class of Antibiotics

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered how a new class of antibiotics works. Their findings may lead to development of drugs that could someday be a key weapon in the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

9/8/2015
Some Surgeons Still Believe Disproven Old Adage, “Blood Must Be Good”

Some Surgeons Still Believe Disproven Old Adage, “Blood Must Be Good”

Despite guidelines to restrict blood transfusions, a wide variation in practice persists across New York State, resulting in complications such as infections and pneumonia, a URMC study concluded.

8/19/2015