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Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

For head and neck cancer patients, a debilitating side effect of radiation therapy is dry mouth, which causes oral infections, cavities, loss of teeth and severely impairs quality of life. Currently, there is no effective treatment, but scientists in the Center for Oral Biology are on the case.   

11/25/2015 | 0 comments
Hair Strands Might Predict Mercury Toxicity

Hair Strands Might Predict Mercury Toxicity

Rochester researchers have discovered a simplified way to measure how fast mercury from fish meals is expelled in humans—by looking at concentrations in hair strands. Preliminary findings show elimination rates vary widely among people, according to a study published online by Toxicological Sciences.

11/24/2015 | 0 comments
A Chat With the Man Who Discovered AIDS

A Chat With the Man Who Discovered AIDS

A prominent University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus spoke on Thursday night about his discovery of AIDS in 1981. His tale was followed by a panel discussion about promising new HIV/AIDS research happening at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

11/20/2015 | 0 comments
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.

11/12/2015 | 0 comments
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.

11/12/2015 | 0 comments