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Medical Center awarded nearly $6 million to study deadly bone infections

Medical Center awarded nearly $6 million to study deadly bone infections

November 6, 2017

A five-year award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease will allow the Center for Musculoskeletal Research to create a new multidisciplinary research program.

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Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

November 3, 2017

As the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists meets to evaluate scenarios for man-made catastrophe, Rochester scientists worry current risk levels are “way too high.”

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In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine

In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine

November 3, 2017

Using the University’s supercomputers to analyze H1N1 flu viruses circulating since 1918, a new Medical Center study points to the pros and cons of targeting the “stalk” of the flu virus to develop a new vaccine.

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Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

October 31, 2017

A pathway that enables embryonic cells to develop into different organs can be reactivated by cancer cells. A cyclic peptide has been found that can block the activation of this pathway, and is also less likely to trigger resistance in cancer cells.

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Dustin Trail wins award for studies of early Earth

Dustin Trail wins award for studies of early Earth

October 26, 2017

The assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Mineralogical Society of America Award, a major honor in the field.

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‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

October 25, 2017

A Medical Center team recently received a $3.8 million grant to continue their investigation of an innovative technology that could lead to preventative treatments for radiation damage in patients.

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At 85, chemist Donald Batesky makes late-career discovery

At 85, chemist Donald Batesky makes late-career discovery

October 25, 2017

Back in 1959, early in his career as a Kodak chemist, Donald Batesky was lead author of a paper in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Now the 85-year-old research associate is lead author again, for discovering a technique that had been overlooked for years.

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Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

October 24, 2017

What if researchers could find a way to bypass damaged areas of the brain to maintain the flow of information? That is the problem postdoctoral fellow Kevin Mazurek is working to solve.

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‘Bionic eye’ restores some vision to blind woman

‘Bionic eye’ restores some vision to blind woman

October 24, 2017

A 71-year-old woman blinded by an inherited disease received a “bionic eye” from doctors at the Medical Center, allowing her to distinguish light and motion, which she hasn’t been able to do in decades.

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Rochester positioned among first to offer FDA approved cancer therapy

Rochester positioned among first to offer FDA approved cancer therapy

October 20, 2017

UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will be among the first sites in the world to offer CAR T-cell therapy —a new type of immunotherapy approved this week by the FDA—to adults with aggressive lymphoma. The engineered gene therapy has been described as a revolutionary “living drug” and one of the most powerful cancer treatments to emerge in recent years.

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