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Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

In a perspective piece appearing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, URMC neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., lays out the current state of affairs with respect to stem cell medicine and how close we are to new therapies for neurological disorders.

2/22/2016
Tracking Melanoma Metastasis Leads to Key Gene Discovery

Tracking Melanoma Metastasis Leads to Key Gene Discovery

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.

2/17/2016
Unwinding The Ovarian Clock to Understand Fertility

Unwinding The Ovarian Clock to Understand Fertility

Infertility is a significant issue among women who work odd shifts and have abnormal sleep schedules. Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have pinpointed a cell in the ovary that controls the timing of ovulation, which may be the key to a fertility-boosting therapy for these women in the future

1/28/2016
What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed a new model of cancer in frogs to study how tumors grow, spread, and manipulate immune cells. These scientists also coordinate the world’s largest resource for using these animals in research, which is housed at the University.

1/4/2016
Who’s Most Injury-Prone on Ice? Aspiring Michelle Kwans and Tara Lipinskis

Who’s Most Injury-Prone on Ice? Aspiring Michelle Kwans and Tara Lipinskis

An estimated 250,000 people landed in emergency rooms in the past decade due to recreational ice skating injuries—and the majority of them were children and teenage girls, according to a University of Rochester Emergency Department study.

12/30/2015