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Researchers Break Down Chemicals in E-cig Flavorings, Impact on Lungs

Researchers Break Down Chemicals in E-cig Flavorings, Impact on Lungs

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other chemical additives that are known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

2/16/2017
Flaum Eye Institute Joins International Microsoft Intelligence Network for Eyecare

Flaum Eye Institute Joins International Microsoft Intelligence Network for Eyecare

URMC’s Flaum Eye Institute is one of five institutions partnering with Microsoft in a new international network aimed at improving eye care worldwide using artificial intelligence. 

2/13/2017
Meeting the Needs of Deaf Scientists: Creating a Diversity Hub of Innovation in Rochester

Meeting the Needs of Deaf Scientists: Creating a Diversity Hub of Innovation in Rochester

University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf hope to become a national hub for training Deaf scientists. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals face many unique and diverse challenges and are greatly underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

1/23/2017
Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Man’s Best Friend

Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Man’s Best Friend

Just like humans, dogs can catch the flu. Two new vaccines for canine influenza could curb the spread of flu in shelters and kennels and prevent the possible transmission of a dog flu virus to people.

1/18/2017
Esophageal Cancer Research Defines Precise Features of Tumors

Esophageal Cancer Research Defines Precise Features of Tumors

A new study from a national team of genomic experts shows striking differences in some types of esophageal tumors and argues against treatment approaches that sometimes view esophageal cancer and stomach tumors as a single or similar disease. 

1/18/2017