Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: medical center

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.

Continue Reading

$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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Mobile apps could hold key to Parkinson’s research

Mobile apps could hold key to Parkinson’s research

March 26, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that smartphone technology can accurately track the severity of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The findings could help researchers and clinicians develop new drugs and better treatments for this challenging disease.

Continue Reading

Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

February 2, 2018

A Medical Center shows for the first time that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Continue Reading

Adapted toys a godsend for parents and their children with special needs

Adapted toys a godsend for parents and their children with special needs

January 9, 2018

Toys that beep. Toys that light up and sing. All adapted by engineering students for children with special needs. For parents visiting the University of Rochester Medical Center, taking home a toy their child can play with themselves is “really awesome.”

Continue Reading