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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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Medical Center plays key role in new Huntington’s drug

Medical Center plays key role in new Huntington’s drug

April 5, 2017

Medical Center researchers were instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) to treat Huntington’s disease.

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Strong earns ‘Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ designation

Strong earns ‘Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ designation

March 30, 2017

Strong Memorial Hospital earned a perfect score on the annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The survey evaluates inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and health care employees.

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FDA approves new eczema drug tested at URMC

FDA approves new eczema drug tested at URMC

March 30, 2017

The new drug, Dupilumab, is the first treatment to show significant, lasting results for adults with eczema. The FDA approval is a “game-changer,” says Lisa Beck, professor of dermatology who led three years of clinical trials.

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Student work earns national praise in data science competition

Student work earns national praise in data science competition

March 24, 2017

A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

March 21, 2017

Stephen Sulkes, a professor at Golisano Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was honored for his work encouraging students to get involved with Special Olympics.

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If you’re asked to pay, walk away

If you’re asked to pay, walk away

March 15, 2017

Ajay Kuriyan, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Medical Center, cautions against what can go wrong when stem cell procedures are not appropriately regulated.

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Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

February 16, 2017

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other additives known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

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URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

January 30, 2017

A new study shows that a drug developed at the Medical Center extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies, and could lead the way to long-acting HIV drugs that could be administered once or twice per year, rather than daily.

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