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Fulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Fulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Amina Alio, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Public Health Sciences and Michael Potchen, M.D., a professor in the URMC Department of Imaging Sciences, have received Fulbright Scholar awards for projects to improve the delivery of care in sub-Saharan Africa. 

4/17/2017
State to Invest $320M in Biomedical Research

State to Invest $320M in Biomedical Research

The New York State 2017-18 budget includes a significant investment in research as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s life sciences initiative. 

4/10/2017
Fishing for Answers: Does an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improve Heart Health?

Fishing for Answers: Does an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improve Heart Health?

Study results are mixed on whether omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon help prevent heart disease. Researchers are taking a fresh look at the influence of a specific omega-3 fatty acid called EPA.  

4/7/2017
Study Shed New Light on Brain’s Decision-making Process

Study Shed New Light on Brain’s Decision-making Process

New research reveals the complex circuits involved in regulating the neurotransmitter dopamine in our brains.  Traditionally thought to be limited to reward seeking, the new study shows that parts of the ‘emotional’ brain may also manipulate dopamine to help us pay attention and react to new information in the environment.

3/29/2017
Testicular Cancer Survivors Report Lasting Side Effects of Treatment

Testicular Cancer Survivors Report Lasting Side Effects of Treatment

Nearly 80 percent of a large group of young men who survived testicular cancer reported having at least one health problem later due to treatment toxicity, says a new Journal of Clinical Oncology study co-authored by Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists.

3/27/2017