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Helping Doctors Diagnose and Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

Helping Doctors Diagnose and Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chief of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at URMC offers advice to help physicians recognize psoriatic arthritis in a recent review published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

3/13/2017
Protein Key to Nerve Health Hitches a Ride on Brain’s Garbage Truck

Protein Key to Nerve Health Hitches a Ride on Brain’s Garbage Truck

A new study shows that the brain’s waste removal system serves as both trash collector and delivery service, providing neurons with a protein important to maintaining cognitive function while simultaneously cleaning brain tissue.  The research may help explain why different genetic varieties of the protein, called apolipoprotein E (apoE), can indicate risk for Alzheimer’s disease or promote longevity.

3/8/2017
Study: Home Care Improves Stroke Outcomes

Study: Home Care Improves Stroke Outcomes

Stroke patients who are paired with caregivers that help them transition back to their homes are significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital.  The results of the pilot study, which showed a 39 percent reduction in the readmission rates of stroke patients at Strong Memorial Hospital, were presented last week at the International Stroke Conference in Texas.

3/1/2017
Researchers Break Down Chemicals in E-cig Flavorings, Impact on Lungs

Researchers Break Down Chemicals in E-cig Flavorings, Impact on Lungs

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other chemical additives that are known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

2/16/2017
Flaum Eye Institute Joins International Microsoft Intelligence Network for Eyecare

Flaum Eye Institute Joins International Microsoft Intelligence Network for Eyecare

URMC’s Flaum Eye Institute is one of five institutions partnering with Microsoft in a new international network aimed at improving eye care worldwide using artificial intelligence. 

2/13/2017