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Q&A: A Fishy Formula for Measuring Mercury

Q&A: A Fishy Formula for Measuring Mercury

Fish are loaded with nutrients important for brain development and overall health, but they can also carry a toxic form of mercury that can harm the developing brain. Environmental Medicine researcher Matthew D. Rand, Ph.D., answers our questions about mercury toxicity as well as his new method of measuring mercury and how it could improve fish consumption guidelines from the FDA and EPA.

The Ways We Pay: Orthopaedics Researchers to Study Impact of Medicare Reform on Patient Care

The Ways We Pay: Orthopaedics Researchers to Study Impact of Medicare Reform on Patient Care

URMC researchers will delve into national Medicare data to understand whether a recent reform that bundles health care payments has deepened racial and socioeconomic disparities in joint replacement care. A new grant from the National Institutes of Health makes this research possible.  

Congenital heart disease genes found in children with autism and other conditions

Congenital heart disease genes found in children with autism and other conditions

Mutated genes present in many patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) are also often found in patients with autism and certain respiratory disorders, according to an extensive analysis of genes from 2,871 congenital heart disease patients and their families.

What’s in Your Gut? Bacteria Might Impact Response to Cancer Therapy

What’s in Your Gut? Bacteria Might Impact Response to Cancer Therapy

A melanoma patient’s gut bacteria—“favorable” or “unfavorable”—influences whether that person responds to immunotherapy treatment, according to a new study published in Science.

Heard of the Microbiome? Meet the MicroRNAome.

Heard of the Microbiome? Meet the MicroRNAome.

URMC is part of a team working to characterize where a certain type of RNA, called microRNA, is expressed in human cells. The team recently released a huge set of data that may help identify microRNAs that cause disease or act as markers of disease.