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September 2015

From Atomic Bomb to Lead and Pollution, Environmental Researchers Celebrate Rich History and Promising Future

From Atomic Bomb to Lead and Pollution, Environmental Researchers Celebrate Rich History and Promising Future

URMC scientists are honoring decades of investigating the impact of environmental exposures on health— dating back to the 1940s when they first looked into the toxicants used in the atomic bomb, to more modern concerns like lead, mercury, air pollution, pesticides, nanomaterials, and epigenetics.

Breakthrough in Understanding New Class of Antibiotics

Breakthrough in Understanding New Class of Antibiotics

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered how a new class of antibiotics works. Their findings may lead to development of drugs that could someday be a key weapon in the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs.