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From Atomic Bomb to Lead and Pollution, Environmental Researchers Celebrate Rich History and Promising Future

From Atomic Bomb to Lead and Pollution, Environmental Researchers Celebrate Rich History and Promising Future

URMC scientists are honoring decades of investigating the impact of environmental exposures on health— dating back to the 1940s when they first looked into the toxicants used in the atomic bomb, to more modern concerns like lead, mercury, air pollution, pesticides, nanomaterials, and epigenetics.

9/17/2015
Breakthrough in Understanding New Class of Antibiotics

Breakthrough in Understanding New Class of Antibiotics

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered how a new class of antibiotics works. Their findings may lead to development of drugs that could someday be a key weapon in the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

9/8/2015
Some Surgeons Still Believe Disproven Old Adage, “Blood Must Be Good”

Some Surgeons Still Believe Disproven Old Adage, “Blood Must Be Good”

Despite guidelines to restrict blood transfusions, a wide variation in practice persists across New York State, resulting in complications such as infections and pneumonia, a URMC study concluded.

8/19/2015
New Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

New Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

The discovery of a new way that platelets get switched on after a heart attack or stroke may help inform the development of drugs that prevent dangerous clots in patients.

8/18/2015
Chemotherapy May be Associated with Rare, Early Deaths in Testicular Cancer

Chemotherapy May be Associated with Rare, Early Deaths in Testicular Cancer

A small number of testicular cancer patients—about 11 in 6,909—died of cardiovascular disease in their first year after diagnosis and treatment with chemotherapy, a statistic that’s noteworthy because the cancer itself is usually curable and tends to afflict young men, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute study.

8/4/2015