Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat symptoms of dementia, a new study finds. “The side effect profile with antipsychotics is particularly concerning, so there is ample evidence to worry about their use in older adults unless they’re absolutely necessary,” said Dr. Anton Porsteinsson, director of Alzheimer’s disease care, research and education.
A University of Rochester Medical Center cardiology research team has won a $4 million National Institutes of Health grant to study a genetic disorder that causes heart arrhythmias and can lead to sudden death, URMC officials said Tuesday. Led by Arthur Moss M.D., the cardiology team plans a five-year study of Long QT Syndrome, type 3.
I asked a group of students who, if anyone, planned to migrate to the United States. I expected a few hands to go up. Instead, every single child in the room raised his or her hand. — Daniel Reichman, professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester and author of The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras.
A family with a long history of philanthropy toward the University of Rochester Medical Center has given $2 million for a professorship with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, according to the hospital system. The gift comes from the Robert Fine Trust and is the third professorship in the family’s name.
The research institutions on this list whose Fulbright applicants had the highest rates of success were the University of California at San Diego, the University of Rochester, and Arizona State University.
The good news is that Parkinson’s-related depression responds well to currently available antidepressants that pump up the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine circulating in the brain, said Dr. Irene Richard, a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a science adviser to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The University of Rochester was ranked 6th when it comes to good food. That’s according to a survey by “The Daily Meal.” The survey was based on nutrition value, accessibility, and sustainability of its meal plan and food options within a five-mile radius of the campus.
The unexpected death of actor and comedian Robin Williams of an apparent suicide has many talking about the roots of depression, but the chair of the psychiatry department at the University of Rochester said Tuesday there is no one cause.
“It’s a great breakthrough in terms of being able to monitor quantum systems,” Andrew Jordan, a physicist at the University of Rochester, who worked on the original theory, told Live Science. “We’re just scratching the surface of the kinds of physics permitted here.”