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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.

Fitting Years into Minutes:  Announcing the Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners

Fitting Years into Minutes: Announcing the Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners

Watch the top presentations from this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition at the University of Rochester. The competition pushes graduate students to boil years of research into a three minute elevator talk for a general audience.

Cancer Biology, thanks to Green Lizards

Cancer Biology, thanks to Green Lizards

What can green lizards and “dark matter” teach us about cancer?