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Certain antipsychotic meds tied to kidney problems in elderly

Certain antipsychotic meds tied to kidney problems in elderly

August 19, 2014

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.

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URMC gets $4 million for cardiology research

URMC gets $4 million for cardiology research

August 19, 2014

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.

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URMC gets $2 million for Alzheimer’s professorship

URMC gets $2 million for Alzheimer’s professorship

August 18, 2014

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.

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‘Perfect Storm': Parkinson’s Disease may worsen depression

‘Perfect Storm': Parkinson’s Disease may worsen depression

August 15, 2014

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.

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UR one of top ten for best food

UR one of top ten for best food

August 14, 2014

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.

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Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

August 13, 2014

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.

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Physicists map path of quantum particles for first time ever

Physicists map path of quantum particles for first time ever

August 11, 2014

“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.”

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