A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice—an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head.
Researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry have uncovered the cell in the ovary that governs the timing of ovulation. This finding could unlock clues to remedy infertility among people who have altered sleep schedules due to shift work or frequent jet lag, for example.
Neurology researchers have shown that the brain’s immune system is responsible for disrupting communication between nerve cells, even in parts of the brain that are not normally considered to be primary targets of the disease.
Part of Professor Timothy Dye’s work as director of biomedical informatics is to combine global health with big data to improve the lives of people around the world. “But there is also incredible risk that this same data will be misused in ways that disadvantage communities and nations,” says Dye.
As a biophysics graduate student at Rochester, Karl Smith has been finding lots of ways to share his love of storytelling in venues old and new, from the “10 Cent Stories” he pounds out on a typewriter at the Rochester Public Market to his Rocket Radio Theater troupe.
Comparing hip injury outcomes in New York state and in Sweden, Medical Center researchers found that patients do as well in the U.S. with short hospital stays as they do with longer hospital stays in Sweden, due to the difference in the countries’ health care systems.
New Medical Center research shows that the cells responsible for protecting the brain from infection and inflammation are also responsible for repairing the system of defenses that separates the brain from the rest of the body.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry houses the largest research resource of South African clawed frogs in the world, and researchers in Rochester and around the globe are using this frog model to better understand the minute details of how tumors grow and how the body reacts.
Christmas came early for Jerry Galuszka and Frank Pluta, because they received life-saving heart transplants at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital.
Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study from the University’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.