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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.

Better Studies Needed to Prevent Pain, Tingling, in Hands and Feet from Chemotherapy

Better Studies Needed to Prevent Pain, Tingling, in Hands and Feet from Chemotherapy

Clinical trials to test treatments for chemotherapy-related neuropathy are tricky to conduct, and therefore better study designs would allow scientists to identify beneficial ways to prevent or treat this common condition, according to  research in the journal Neurology.

Scientist Investigates Muscle Loss among Children with Cancer

Scientist Investigates Muscle Loss among Children with Cancer

A University of Rochester Medical Center researcher received $1.7 million to study and potentially treat the muscle loss that often plagues childhood cancer survivors as they age.

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