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Obesity Lowers Success of IVF

Obesity Lowers Success of IVF

A new study shows that obesity hurts a woman’s chances of conceiving through in vitro fertilization. Loralei Thornburg, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, talks to MedPage Today about what this finding means for women considering IVF. 

Aiding Blood Recovery, Blood Replacement

Aiding Blood Recovery, Blood Replacement

Did you know that it takes two trillion red cells to make a single unit of blood?

Trash-Talking Among Doctors Busts Teamwork

Trash-Talking Among Doctors Busts Teamwork

“This guy’s an idiot!” Comments like that, coming from one doctor in reference to another, are unprofessional and not so rare -- and they undermine patient trust, according to a URMC study highlighted in the New York Times.

Cardiovascular Research Institute Hosts International Conference on Gene Expression

Cardiovascular Research Institute Hosts International Conference on Gene Expression

Researchers from URMC’s Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) are hosting the International MADS Box Conference, a two-day meeting of world-renowned experts who will share their latest research related to MADS Box proteins, which control gene expression in virtually all cell types of complex life forms. 

Mosmann Awarded International Prize for Basic Immunology

Mosmann Awarded International Prize for Basic Immunology

Tim R. Mosmann, Ph.D., Director of the David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, was awarded the 2013 Novartis Prize for Basic Immunology for a discovery that fellow scientists say “profoundly changed the way people think about the immune system.”