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Antioxidants May Help Total Joint Replacements Last Longer

Antioxidants May Help Total Joint Replacements Last Longer

Researchers in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently showed that infusing antioxidants into the plastic surface of total joint replacements may protect surrounding bone, which could make the implants last longer.

Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Scientists have identified a gene that is crucial for anesthetic preconditioning, a process used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to protect a patient’s heart while it is stopped and blood flow and oxygen delivery to the organ are reduced.

Is It Time for New Strategies to Treat Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Is It Time for New Strategies to Treat Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

A new URMC study confirms that androgen deprivation therapy, which initially shrinks aggressive prostate tumors, is a double-edged sword that ultimately might fuel the spread of cancer.

CTSI Incubator Fosters Collaboration on Treatment Targets, Biomarkers for Psoriatic Arthritis

CTSI Incubator Fosters Collaboration on Treatment Targets, Biomarkers for Psoriatic Arthritis

URMC researchers will explore a promising new biomarker - and possible drug target - for psoriatic arthritis under a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers credit previous funding from a CTSI Incubator award for their success in obtaining this grant. 

Study Calls Out Need for Blood Transfusion Guidelines

Study Calls Out Need for Blood Transfusion Guidelines

URMC research about the wide variation among physicians and hospitals for blood transfusions during colorectal surgery has triggered a “call to action” for protocols to clear up this long-debated area of medicine.