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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
Bird Song Points to Potential New Huntington’s Treatment

Bird Song Points to Potential New Huntington’s Treatment

Mimicking the biology of canaries, researchers have successfully reprogrammed the brain’s native stem cells to create neurons capable of replacing the cells lost in Huntington’s disease.  The experiments – which were done in both mice and squirrel monkeys – could point to a new treatment strategy for the disease.

6/6/2013