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February 2017

Researchers Break Down Chemicals in E-cig Flavorings, Impact on Lungs

Researchers Break Down Chemicals in E-cig Flavorings, Impact on Lungs

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other chemical additives that are known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

Flaum Eye Institute Joins International Microsoft Intelligence Network for Eyecare

Flaum Eye Institute Joins International Microsoft Intelligence Network for Eyecare

URMC’s Flaum Eye Institute is one of five institutions partnering with Microsoft in a new international network aimed at improving eye care worldwide using artificial intelligence.