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Lung Researcher Wins Competitive Fellowship

Lung Researcher Wins Competitive Fellowship

Matt Kottmann, M.D., assistant professor in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received a highly competitive Parker B. Francis Fellowship grant to study lung scarring. Kottmann is one of just 11 lung researchers in the U.S. to receive the award.

Applying IBM Watson to Care and Research

Applying IBM Watson to Care and Research

While IBM Watson is best known as a dominating contestant on the quiz show Jeopardy!, the supercomputer also has a bright future in the field of clinical care and research.

Outrun the Sun: Racing for Melanoma Research

Outrun the Sun: Racing for Melanoma Research

When the Rochester Melanoma Action Group was looking for a place to invest its first $25,000 seed grant, it found Glynis Scott, M.D., an accomplished skin pathologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wilmot Cancer Center, who’s been investigating the basic biology of melanoma for several years.

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Blood-Brain Barrier

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Blood-Brain Barrier

The biological phenomenon known as the blood-brain barrier was first observed by German scientist Paul Ehrlich in the late 1980s.  Since that time, the mechanisms by which the brain secures itself from the rest of the body have been a source of both wonder and bewilderment.

Using Yeast to Unravel Premature Aging Disorder

Using Yeast to Unravel Premature Aging Disorder

In a recent study in Science, Mark Dumont, Ph.D. describes the structure of a specific membrane protein in yeast. Humans have a very similar protein that, when mutated, causes a premature aging disorder called progeria. The finding will not only help scientists design a drug or other treatment for this devastating disorder, but learn more about the human aging process as well.