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UR CTSI-Supported Study Aims to Predict, Prevent Acute Kidney Injury

UR CTSI-Supported Study Aims to Predict, Prevent Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury is often preventable, but we currently lack the ability to accurately predict when it will occur and to whom. UR CTSI researchers dug into longitudinal patient data to identify risk factors that can be used to predict and prevent this deadly and debilitating disease.

UR CTSI-Supported Study Links Electronic Cigarettes and Wheezing in Adults

UR CTSI-Supported Study Links Electronic Cigarettes and Wheezing in Adults

A UR CTSI-supported study links vaping - or e-cigarette use - with wheezing in adults, which could herald other serious health concerns. This is particularly concerning given the recent uptick in youth vaping.

The Promises and Pitfalls of Omics in Precision Medicine

The Promises and Pitfalls of Omics in Precision Medicine

Omics techniques that rapidly analyze large amounts of genomic and other data from an individual cell, tissue or patient could greatly benefit precision medicine, but not without challenges. A UR CTSI-led team explored how to apply these techniques to precision medicine and revolutionize patient diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.

Can Facebook Keep Us Healthy as We Age?

Can Facebook Keep Us Healthy as We Age?

As we age, communicating within virtual communities, like Facebook groups, may help stave off social isolation and its associated negative health effects, according to preliminary research. A UR CTSI Population Health Research postdoctoral fellow is studying how technology and social media could become tools to improve the lives of vulnerable elderly populations.

We Can Grow a New Ear, But How Do We Regulate It?

We Can Grow a New Ear, But How Do We Regulate It?

Technologies like 3D printing hold a lot of promise for precision medicine - even allowing scientists to grow new ears for children. As these technologies quickly advance, so does the need to regulate them. Regulatory scientists at the UR CTSI have led an effort to identify and address regulatory issues around these technologies so they can be safely applied to precision medicine.