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Study: VA Efforts to Improve End of Life Care are Working

Study: VA Efforts to Improve End of Life Care are Working

New research shows that efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to hospice care to veterans of the Armed Forces have been successful.  The results of the study, which show greater growth in hospice use by beneficiaries enrolled in VA health care compared to those in Medicare, was published in the journal Health Affairs

Are We on the Heels of a Gene Signature for High-Grade Breast Cancer?

Are We on the Heels of a Gene Signature for High-Grade Breast Cancer?

A pathology researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center believes she’s discovered an important phenomenon in normal-looking breast tissue that could foreshadow an aggressive tumor known as triple-negative breast cancer.

How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?

How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?

DNA is a long, floppy molecule, and there’s more than three feet of it in every cell. Scientists are a step closer to understanding how DNA, which carries our genetic information, is squeezed into every cell in the body.

Gene and Stem Cell Therapies May Help Heal Fractures

Gene and Stem Cell Therapies May Help Heal Fractures

A recent study shows that a new technique combining ultrasound, stem cell, and gene therapies can cue bone to regenerate itself and mend severe fractures. URMC researchers tested the healed fractures in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research’s state-of-the-art Biomechanics lab.  

Grant Helps Build Understanding of Environmental Health with Hands-on Science Kits

Grant Helps Build Understanding of Environmental Health with Hands-on Science Kits

Environmental health science kits developed by Science Take-Out, a URMC start-up company, will get a makeover with support from a new Small Business Technology Transfer grant. The kits will be modified for broader use in diverse community-based outreach programs.