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October 2017

Heard of the Microbiome? Meet the MicroRNAome.

Heard of the Microbiome? Meet the MicroRNAome.

URMC is part of a team working to characterize where a certain type of RNA, called microRNA, is expressed in human cells. The team recently released a huge set of data that may help identify microRNAs that cause disease or act as markers of disease.

Birbeck Honored for Work Combating Malaria in Africa

Birbeck Honored for Work Combating Malaria in Africa

University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H., has been recognized by the American Neurological Association (ANA) with one of its 2017 scientific awards for her research on the neurological damage associated with malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.   Birbeck divides her time between Rochester and health projects in Africa.