December 05, 2013
Tomorrow and Saturday (Dec. 6 and 7), 28 researchers, parents, and representatives of advocacy groups from across the United States and Europe convene at the University of Rochester Medical Center to plan for how a Phase III clinical trial might work, should a potential treatment emerge from current or future research.
September 24, 2013
Following the recent publication of a study she co-authored, Julia F. Sollenberger, M.L.S., associate vice president and director of URMC Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, now has a scholarly essay appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
July 23, 2013
The potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain – specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy – has long been the source of concern and some have argued that the chemical may be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. However, a new study that draws upon more than 30 years of research in the Republic of Seychelles reports that there is no...
July 23, 2013
In a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Nature, scientists identified a group of gene mutations that may be behind up to 10 percent of complex congenital heart defects, the most frequent birth defect and a leading cause of infant death. Up until this point, scientists have understood little about the origin and development of congenital heart disease.