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Great Scott! It’s Back to the Future Day

Great Scott! It’s Back to the Future Day

October 21, 2015

In the movie Back to the Future Part II, “Doc” Emmett Brown convinces Marty McFly to travel 30 years into the future from 1985, arriving on October 21, 2015. We take a look at some of the movie’s technological and cultural predictions for 2015 and see how they stack up with the present day, and find out what the University is doing to help make the future a reality.

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Experimental treatment regimen effective against HIV

Experimental treatment regimen effective against HIV

October 19, 2015

Medical Center scientists have teamed with colleagues in Nebraska to develop a new system of delivering a common HIV treatment called protease inhibitors that could allow for the treatment to be administered once or twice a year, instead of through a regimen of daily pills.

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Study: protecting dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

Study: protecting dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

October 8, 2015

Researches at URMC will test the effectiveness of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator that continuously monitors heart rhythms and delivers a shock to restore an orderly heartbeat. This is the largest such clinical trial ever conducted.

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URMC researcher to be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

URMC researcher to be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

October 2, 2015

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.

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International research team to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused earth to cool 3 million years ago

International research team to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused earth to cool 3 million years ago

September 28, 2015

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.

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$3 million funds research to develop new HIV vaccine strategies

$3 million funds research to develop new HIV vaccine strategies

September 25, 2015

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.

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Study: Extreme preemies have better chance of survival today

Study: Extreme preemies have better chance of survival today

September 22, 2015

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.

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A vaccine was born

A vaccine was born

September 14, 2015

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.

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GFCF diets found ineffective for children with autism

GFCF diets found ineffective for children with autism

September 14, 2015

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.

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Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

September 8, 2015

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.

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