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December 2017

Q&A: A Fishy Formula for Measuring Mercury

Q&A: A Fishy Formula for Measuring Mercury

Fish are loaded with nutrients important for brain development and overall health, but they can also carry a toxic form of mercury that can harm the developing brain. Environmental Medicine researcher Matthew D. Rand, Ph.D., answers our questions about mercury toxicity as well as his new method of measuring mercury and how it could improve fish consumption guidelines from the FDA and EPA.

The Ways We Pay: Orthopaedics Researchers to Study Impact of Medicare Reform on Patient Care

The Ways We Pay: Orthopaedics Researchers to Study Impact of Medicare Reform on Patient Care

URMC researchers will delve into national Medicare data to understand whether a recent reform that bundles health care payments has deepened racial and socioeconomic disparities in joint replacement care. A new grant from the National Institutes of Health makes this research possible.