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Brain Cells Lost to Huntington’s Disease Regenerated

Brain Cells Lost to Huntington’s Disease Regenerated

June 6, 2013

Scientists used a modified virus to infect target cells in the brains of affected mice, and trigger the sustained over-expression of proteins which, in turn, activated the neighboring neural stem cells to produce neurons.

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Lemonade Sweetens Fight Vs. Kids’ Cancer

Lemonade Sweetens Fight Vs. Kids’ Cancer

June 4, 2013

Researchers put down their beakers and syringes in favor of pitchers of lemonade—in the spirit of the little girl who made it all possible.

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Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

June 3, 2013

Using human tissue samples representing the three principal stages of the cancer, the researchers were able to identify and isolate the cancer-inducing stem cells.

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URMC Launches Diabetic Eye-Care Outreach Program

URMC Launches Diabetic Eye-Care Outreach Program

May 29, 2013

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant to support Rochester Area Tele-I-Care, a pilot telemedicine program.

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URMC Honored for Stroke, Cardiac Programs

URMC Honored for Stroke, Cardiac Programs

May 28, 2013

This is the fourth consecutive year that Strong Memorial Hospital has received the AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines program’s highest honor, the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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Wilmot Adds Cancer Survivorship Program

Wilmot Adds Cancer Survivorship Program

May 28, 2013

The program offered by Wilmot Cancer Center will serve as the next step in a patient’s care once they have completed cancer treatment.

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Fighting Esophageal Cancer with WATS

Fighting Esophageal Cancer with WATS

May 20, 2013

Gastroenterologists at URMC have been using an innovative technology to detect precancerous cells and prevent progression of esophageal adenocarcinoma – the fastest growing form of cancer in the U.S.

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New Clinic Researches Rare Lung Disease

New Clinic Researches Rare Lung Disease

May 14, 2013

Clinicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are working to improve the lives of patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

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NIH Names UR a Center for AIDS Research

NIH Names UR a Center for AIDS Research

May 9, 2013

The designation will support the career development of the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers through mentoring programs and pilot grants

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Autistic Kids Detect Motion Faster

Autistic Kids Detect Motion Faster

May 8, 2013

Such heightened sensory perception in autism may help explain why some people with the disorder are painfully sensitive to noise and bright lights.

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