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April 2017

Using Rooster Testes to Learn How the Body Fights Viruses

Using Rooster Testes to Learn How the Body Fights Viruses

Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells. A new study sheds light on how germ cells – sperm and egg – protect themselves from these attackers so that they can pass accurate genetic information to the next generation.

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. 

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. 

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.