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Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

July 24, 2018

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding or bruising.

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Talking science so the public will listen

Talking science so the public will listen

July 12, 2018

Madeline Sofia ’16M (PhD), an assistant producer for National Public Radio, helps scientists—whom the public trusts more than the media or elected officials—to broaden their reach.

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Cancer ‘fight’ may keep men from palliative care

Cancer ‘fight’ may keep men from palliative care

July 10, 2018

According to a University of Rochester Medical Center study, men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, and may view palliative options as a sign of “giving up.”

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Fake organs allow doctors to practice ‘impossible’ cancer surgery

Fake organs allow doctors to practice ‘impossible’ cancer surgery

June 6, 2018

Ahmed Ghazi, an assistant professor of urology, built an exact replica of a patient’s kidney—complete with tumors—allowing him to practice the complex surgery the man required long before he went under the knife.

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$47 million partnership will advance drug discovery in upstate New York

$47 million partnership will advance drug discovery in upstate New York

May 24, 2018

The Empire Discovery Institute (EDI), is an independent, nonprofit entity that will identify promising drug candidates and move them toward clinical trials.

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Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence

Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence

May 8, 2018

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study led by the Medical Center.

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Horses get the flu, too

Horses get the flu, too

April 30, 2018

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, and now Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that is not only safer and more effective for horses, but also protects people.

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Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

April 19, 2018

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new Medical Center study.

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