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A Chat With the Man Who Discovered AIDS

A Chat With the Man Who Discovered AIDS

A prominent University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus spoke on Thursday night about his discovery of AIDS in 1981. His tale was followed by a panel discussion about promising new HIV/AIDS research happening at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

11/20/2015
Wilmot Symposium: Blood Systems, Fruit Flies, Targeted Therapies and More

Wilmot Symposium: Blood Systems, Fruit Flies, Targeted Therapies and More

The 20th annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientific Symposium on November 12 covered a broad range of topics, from the possible use of medical marijuana to control chemotherapy-induced nausea to testing and building new cancer drugs by using fruit fly genetics.

11/12/2015
NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

11/12/2015
New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

A new $2.9 million grant will seek to better understand the risk and potential negative drug interactions experienced by people living with HIV-associated seizures in Africa.

10/30/2015
Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Each year during flu season we check in with URMC scientist Rick Phipps to find out if his evidence-based advice holds true—and it still does: It’s best to avoid common pain relievers after a flu shot because they can dilute the power of the vaccine.

10/15/2015