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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.

New Model for Hard-to-Study Form of Blindness Paves Way for Future Research

New Model for Hard-to-Study Form of Blindness Paves Way for Future Research

URMC researchers have created the first patient-derived laboratory model of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. With the new model, the team has identified possible drug targets for the disease, which they hope will help lead to an effective treatment.

Urology Researcher Lands in PLOS ONE’s Top 25%

Urology Researcher Lands in PLOS ONE’s Top 25%

A bladder cancer study led by Carla Beckham, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the top 25 percent most-cited papers published by the journal PLOS ONE in 2016.