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Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

October 14, 2016

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

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Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

December 14, 2015

“We would not want people to feel guilty,” said (Susan) Hyman, a professor of neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Medical marijuana applicant gets boost from URMC

Medical marijuana applicant gets boost from URMC

June 1, 2015

A Seneca County company vying for one of five state licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana has gotten a boost for its application from the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Supervisor of the Town of Gates.

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U.S. drug shortages frustrate doctors, patients

U.S. drug shortages frustrate doctors, patients

May 31, 2015

Some of the thousands of patients who depend on BCG have resorted to tracking online message boards, calling hospitals and traveling hundreds of miles to find supplies. “There are patients who aren’t getting optimal therapy right now,” says Dr. Edward M. Messing, a urologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y.

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Existing anti-stroke drug also effective treatment for middle-ear infections

Existing anti-stroke drug also effective treatment for middle-ear infections

May 21, 2015

An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester.

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Nanoparticles provide novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque

Nanoparticles provide novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque

April 1, 2015

Therapeutic anti-bacterial agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away.

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New study probes link between HIV drugs, vascular disease

New study probes link between HIV drugs, vascular disease

January 5, 2015

A new $3.8 million grant will bring together clinical and bench researchers to better understand why individuals who receive anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

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Commonly prescribed drug for lower back pain not effective

Commonly prescribed drug for lower back pain not effective

December 12, 2014

A new Medical Center study shows that pregabalin — marketed under the name Lyrica — is not effective in controlling the pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis, the most common type of chronic lower back pain in older adults.

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Ebola Q&A: Rochester researchers share their views

Ebola Q&A: Rochester researchers share their views

October 3, 2014

Given the widespread attention regarding the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, four Medical Center faculty with expertise in viral infections field questions about the outbreak, the nature of pandemics, vaccines, and what a U.S. outbreak might look like.

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Fund taps promising new technologies

September 24, 2014

UR Ventures has awarded three new Technology Development Fund (TDF) grants to projects in the fields of infectious disease, diabetes, and neuromedicine. Paul Dunman, Ph.D., with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was awarded $99,000 for his project, “Prevention and Treatment of MRSA Infections.”  Dunman and his colleagues have discovered a novel compound to treat […]

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