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March 2014

Device Saves Lives in Heart Failure Patients

Device Saves Lives in Heart Failure Patients

Good news for patients with mild heart failure: A new study shows for the first time that cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D therapy) saves lives over the long term. 

3/31/2014
Healthcare-Associated Infections Affect 1 in 25 Hospital Patients Nationwide

Healthcare-Associated Infections Affect 1 in 25 Hospital Patients Nationwide

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. URMC infectious disease expert Ghinwa Dumyati contributed data from 23 hospitals in Western New York to the new report. 

3/26/2014
Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million in NYS Stem Cell Grants

Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million in NYS Stem Cell Grants

Six scientists from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have been recommended awards of more than $3.5 million by NYSTEM.  The grants are for a wide range of research programs in the fields of neurological disorders, bone growth and repair, and cancer.

3/26/2014
Genomics Gives New Perspective on Chemotherapy Side Effects

Genomics Gives New Perspective on Chemotherapy Side Effects

Millions of cancer survivors are dealing with painful neuropathy or hearing loss as a result of chemotherapy, but genomics offers scientists a new opportunity to help them, according to a commentary published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute from a group led by Lois B. Travis, M.D.

3/18/2014
Blood Test May Provide Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Risk

Blood Test May Provide Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study appearing in Nature Medicine points to a simple blood test that can predict who is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before the symptoms of the disease appear.  With this new tool, scientists may be able to develop a new generation of therapies that can head off the disease.

3/10/2014
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