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Mother’s Touch May Extend to Brain Development

Mother’s Touch May Extend to Brain Development

A new study sheds light on changes in the brain that may explain why young infants who are placed in an orphanage or foster care often struggle with social relationships later in life.

1/4/2017
With a Tiny Video Camera, Physicians Improve Heart Valve Surgery

With a Tiny Video Camera, Physicians Improve Heart Valve Surgery

A quicker recovery for patients is one of the major benefits of video-assisted minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery. Physicians use a small incision in the chest wall and a tiny video camera on the end of flexible tube to guide the procedure.   

12/20/2016
Bacteria Responsible for Incurable Bone Infection Hide in Bone Micro-Channels

Bacteria Responsible for Incurable Bone Infection Hide in Bone Micro-Channels

Researchers in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research believe they have found that Staphylococcus aureus can hide in tiny channels within bone, defying several long-held beliefs about the bacteria. The team believes this may contribute to the high reinfection rate in S. aureus bone infections. 

12/19/2016
Center for AIDS Research Celebrates Scientific Progress and Community Outreach on World AIDS Day

Center for AIDS Research Celebrates Scientific Progress and Community Outreach on World AIDS Day

The University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research recognized outstanding research conducted by students and post-doctoral fellows and honored a local advocate for fostering community collaboration and participation in HIV/AIDS research.  

12/7/2016
 Birbeck Appointed to NIH Post on Global Health

Birbeck Appointed to NIH Post on Global Health

University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Gretchen Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H., has been chosen to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center, which supports basic, clinical, and applied medical research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world.

12/5/2016