Barbara Iglewski, professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, paved the way for other female scientists to take on leadership positions at universities, professional societies, and in the private sector.
International research team to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused earth to cool 3 million years ago
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.24 million to Carmala Garzione and John Tarduno, both professors of earth and environmental sciences, to launch this joint U.S.-China research project.
Infectious disease researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry will use $3.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to develop a vaccine to prevent HIV.
Extremely premature babies considered to be on the cusp of viability are much more likely to survive and evade illness today than they were 20 years ago, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In a makeshift lab in the School of Medicine and Dentistry in the 1980s, a team including biochemist Porter Anderson was refining an approach to vaccine technology that helped launch a new era in pediatric medicine. These vaccines out of Rochester are credited with nearly eradicating Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, a once widely feared and deadly childhood infection.
Gluten-free, casein-free diets have become popular complementary treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a Medical Center study has found that eliminating these foods had no effect on a child’s behavior, sleep, or bowel patterns.
Medical Center scientists have found that that smokers who suffered a stroke in the insular cortex of the brain were far more likely to quit smoking than those with strokes in other parts of the brain.
Much like birds fly in flocks to conserve energy, dolphins swim in pods to mate and find food, and colonies of ants create complex nests to protect their queens, a new Medical Center study shows immune cells engage in coordinated behavior to wipe out viruses like the flu.
Nick Vamivakas, assistant professor of optics, thinks his team’s work will make extremely sensitive instruments for sensing tiny forces and torques possible, and could also lead to a way to physically create larger-scale quantum systems known as macroscopic Schrödinger Cat states.
A treatment regimen that combines two FDA-approved drugs significantly reduced hospitalizations in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and causes breathing problems, chest pain, heart failure, and death.