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Using Rooster Testes to Learn How the Body Fights Viruses

Using Rooster Testes to Learn How the Body Fights Viruses

Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells. A new study sheds light on how germ cells – sperm and egg – protect themselves from these attackers so that they can pass accurate genetic information to the next generation.

4/26/2017
Fulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Fulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Amina Alio, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Public Health Sciences and Michael Potchen, M.D., a professor in the URMC Department of Imaging Sciences, have received Fulbright Scholar awards for projects to improve the delivery of care in sub-Saharan Africa. 

4/17/2017
State to Invest $320M in Biomedical Research

State to Invest $320M in Biomedical Research

The New York State 2017-18 budget includes a significant investment in research as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s life sciences initiative. 

4/10/2017
Fishing for Answers: Does an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improve Heart Health?

Fishing for Answers: Does an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improve Heart Health?

Study results are mixed on whether omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon help prevent heart disease. Researchers are taking a fresh look at the influence of a specific omega-3 fatty acid called EPA.  

4/7/2017
Study Shed New Light on Brain’s Decision-making Process

Study Shed New Light on Brain’s Decision-making Process

New research reveals the complex circuits involved in regulating the neurotransmitter dopamine in our brains.  Traditionally thought to be limited to reward seeking, the new study shows that parts of the ‘emotional’ brain may also manipulate dopamine to help us pay attention and react to new information in the environment.

3/29/2017