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February 2016

What rare diseases do we study at URMC?

What rare diseases do we study at URMC?

Rare diseases affect approximately 25 million people in the U.S., but less than 5 percent of these illnesses have a treatment. With the help of patients and their families, physicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are working to change that. 

Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

In a perspective piece appearing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, URMC neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., lays out the current state of affairs with respect to stem cell medicine and how close we are to new therapies for neurological disorders.

Tracking Melanoma Metastasis Leads to Key Gene Discovery

Tracking Melanoma Metastasis Leads to Key Gene Discovery

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.