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Telemedicine program will extend Parkinson’s care across state

Telemedicine program will extend Parkinson’s care across state

June 14, 2016

The Parkinson’s Disease Care New York program, launched by neurologists at UR Medicine, will serve as a national model and provide free care to as many as 500 underserved patients across New York.

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10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

June 7, 2016

Largely unreported in 2006 was the remarkable story of three Rochester virologists whose innovation, dedication, and perseverance resulted in the key breakthrough that lies at the heart of the first vaccine targeting the leading cause of cervical cancer.

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Device reduces stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation

Device reduces stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation

June 7, 2016

The Watchman device was approved by the FDA in 2015, and Strong Memorial Hospital is the first in the Finger Lakes region to offer patients this new minimally invasive therapy.

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Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington’s disease

Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington’s disease

June 7, 2016

Medical Center researchers have successfully reduced the symptoms and slowed the progression of Huntington’s disease by replacing sick mouse glia cells with healthy human cells. The findings could ultimately point to a new method to treat the disease.

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Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

June 1, 2016

Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce pain and tingling in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise.

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Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on icy moons

Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on icy moons

May 25, 2016

Until now, it was thought the cracks on icy moons such as Pluto’s Charon were the result of processes like plate tectonics. But new computer models suggest that the pull exerted by another object might have been the cause.

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Pediatrics professor receives $3M grant to research gene therapy, ARDS

Pediatrics professor receives $3M grant to research gene therapy, ARDS

May 23, 2016

David Dean has received an NIH grant explore a novel method of gene therapy delivery that could greatly benefit patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that affects about 150,000 people each year.

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After concussion, student athletes struggle in return to classroom

After concussion, student athletes struggle in return to classroom

May 20, 2016

Student-athletes who get a concussion often return to school within a week but still have significant problems in the classroom and cannot perform at a normal academic level, according to a new Medical Center study.

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