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August 2014

Study: LifeVest Safe, Keeps Heart in Check

Study: LifeVest Safe, Keeps Heart in Check

A vest with a wearable cardioverter defibrillator that continuously monitors heart rhythms is safe, useful, and helps some patients avoid having a defibrillator device implanted in their chest when it might not be necessary, a new study shows.

8/28/2014
Rescuing Bones from Lead Exposure

Rescuing Bones from Lead Exposure

Scientists observed for years that lead poisoning delays fracture healing, and now a team at the University of Rochester has discovered how that occurs and a possible remedy to the problem. 

8/21/2014
Need Career Advice? New Center Launches for Grad Students, Postdocs

Need Career Advice? New Center Launches for Grad Students, Postdocs

One of the most pressing concerns for newly minted graduate students and post-doctoral trainees is how to secure an academic position -- or how to ready themselves for a non-academic career in industry, government, or other areas.

8/14/2014
$4M Award for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

$4M Award for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

A new grant will allow UR researchers to focus on the basic mechanisms that apply to a broad spectrum of genetic and acquired heart rhythm disorders.

8/13/2014
Physicians Don’t Often Suggest Aspirin to Prevent Disease

Physicians Don’t Often Suggest Aspirin to Prevent Disease

Aspirin has been called a wonder drug, but a new study shows that a majority of people eligible to take it as a preventive therapy don’t recall their doctors ever telling them to do so.

8/7/2014