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Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

January 15, 2018

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that a three-drug combination can simultaneously target the cancer cells as well as the other harmful, inflammatory cells within the tumor.

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For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

January 8, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received telemedicine appointments and in-school care cut their ER visits in half.

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Eastman Community Music School to undergo major renovations

Eastman Community Music School to undergo major renovations

December 18, 2017

The $2.8 million renovation of the school’s home in Messinger Hall, will enhance the educational experience for over 1,500 area music students.

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Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

December 14, 2017

Chemo-brain, or cancer-related cognitive impairment, is estimated to impact 80 percent of people in treatment. A new Medical Center study shows that inflammation in the blood plays a key role.

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Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

December 13, 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure–railway stations specifically–and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art.

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Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

December 8, 2017

The 2017 Nobel laureates will receive their awards on Sunday, December 10, in Stockholm. Among them is Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a leading scholar on the intersection between human behavior and economic decision making, who will be awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

December 7, 2017

New research is helping scientists figure out how to harness the brain’s plasticity to rewire connections lost due to injury or stroke, an advance that could accelerate the development of neuro-prosthetics.

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Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

November 30, 2017

For decades, Edward Atwater ’50, a professor emeritus of medicine at the Medical Center, has collected medical history artifacts. In 2007, he began turning his collection of more than 8,000 AIDS education posters over to the University and it is now the world’s largest single collection of visual resources related to AIDS and HIV.

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Lynne Maquat wins Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Lynne Maquat wins Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

November 28, 2017

Established by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the prize honors women scientists with a “stellar record” of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

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All in at East

All in at East

November 16, 2017

In 2014, a Rochester high school was on the brink of closure. Since then, a partnership with the University has helped East High School to forge a new culture and commitment to revival.

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