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Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

December 8, 2017

Chunlei Guo, with the Institute of Optics, and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, with the Department of Pediatrics, were recently awarded separate $1.5 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Gates Foundation grants ever awarded in the University’s history.

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Neurologist calls Parkinson’s ‘imminent pandemic’

Neurologist calls Parkinson’s ‘imminent pandemic’

November 13, 2017

Writing in the journal JAMA Neurology, Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey and his co-author argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to Parkinson’s disease, the fastest growing cause of disability.

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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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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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Seymour Schwartz, surgery icon, honored on national stage

Seymour Schwartz, surgery icon, honored on national stage

October 24, 2017

When Seymour Schwartz finished writing the first-edition of a textbook that’s known as the “surgeon’s Bible,” there were no CT scans. Fast forward to 2017, and Schwartz’s colleagues are celebrating his achievements—and advances in the field—at the American College of Surgery Clinical Congress.

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Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

October 18, 2017

Medical Center researchers are reaching for new tools, such as algorithms, machine learning, computer simulations, and mobile technologies, to both improve care and identify new therapies for complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s.

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Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

October 3, 2017

Teenagers whose classes begin before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk, according to a recent Medical Center study that is one of the first to look specifically at school start times and compromised sleep quality.

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Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

October 2, 2017

New research will seek to understand why people who are HIV-positive are more susceptible to a progressive cerebrovascular disease that can ultimately give rise to dementia.

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Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

September 25, 2017

Rochester is participating in the largest long-term study of brain development and child health, following the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children from ages 9-10 through early adulthood.

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Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2017

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging brings together scientists from the Medical Center and engineers from the River Campus to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s waste removal system.

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