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#ILookLikeASurgeon: All-female class of surgical residents reflects

#ILookLikeASurgeon: All-female class of surgical residents reflects

June 20, 2017

In 2010, the nationwide computer program that matches medical students with residency positions filled every spot in the Medical Center surgery program with a woman—the first time this had occurred. As they leave residency, the doctors reflect on their experiences.

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Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

June 9, 2017

When newborn mice are exposed to extra oxygen at birth — which causes their lungs to respond and develop similarly to those of preterm infants — they end up with far fewer of these cells once they reach adulthood and respond worse to the flu once fully grown.

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Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

June 6, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that the loss of muscle stem cells, and not the loss of motor neurons, is the main driving force behind muscle decline in mice.

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Rochester model keeps mentally ill out of jail, in treatment

Rochester model keeps mentally ill out of jail, in treatment

June 2, 2017

An intervention developed and tested by Medical Center psychiatrist J. Steven Lamberti and his team is the first of its kind in the country to prove its overall effectiveness and potential to reduce the high number of mentally ill individuals in U.S. prisons.

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Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 25, 2017

Researchers from the Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer.

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Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

May 15, 2017

The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.

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d.health Summit showcases innovative approaches to aging

d.health Summit showcases innovative approaches to aging

May 8, 2017

Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. To address this challenge, the University’s third annual d.health Summit will convene thought leaders across health care, finance, technology, and policy.

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Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

April 24, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure.

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Creating the model human

Creating the model human

April 20, 2017

Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new way to use 3D printing to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut. These models are able to create highly realistic simulations for training and could soon be widely used to rehearse complex cases prior to surgery.

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First worldwide trial tests defibrillators in diabetes patients

First worldwide trial tests defibrillators in diabetes patients

April 19, 2017

Individuals with diabetes have a high incidence of heart problems. A Medical Center study will determine if implantable defibrillators increase survival in this growing group of patients.

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