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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.

Birbeck Honored for Work Combating Malaria in Africa

Birbeck Honored for Work Combating Malaria in Africa

University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H., has been recognized by the American Neurological Association (ANA) with one of its 2017 scientific awards for her research on the neurological damage associated with malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.   Birbeck divides her time between Rochester and health projects in Africa. 

Study: Medical School Debt on the Rise

Study: Medical School Debt on the Rise

New research shows that the amount the average medical student will owe upon completing their degrees has risen to almost $190,000. This study also indicates that debt is becoming more concentrated, potentially putting a career in medicine out of reach for students who do not come from wealthy backgrounds.