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Wilmot Symposium: Blood Systems, Fruit Flies, Targeted Therapies and More

Wilmot Symposium: Blood Systems, Fruit Flies, Targeted Therapies and More

The 20th annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientific Symposium on November 12 covered a broad range of topics, from the possible use of medical marijuana to control chemotherapy-induced nausea to testing and building new cancer drugs by using fruit fly genetics.

NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

A new $2.9 million grant will seek to better understand the risk and potential negative drug interactions experienced by people living with HIV-associated seizures in Africa.

Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Each year during flu season we check in with URMC scientist Rick Phipps to find out if his evidence-based advice holds true—and it still does: It’s best to avoid common pain relievers after a flu shot because they can dilute the power of the vaccine.

Repurposed Drug Reduces Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

Repurposed Drug Reduces Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

A URMC psychiatrist was recently involved in a clinical study showing that a drug currently marketed under the trade name Nuedexta reduces agitation in Alzheimer’s disease patients and eases caregiver burden.