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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.

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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.”

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For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

January 8, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received telemedicine appointments and in-school care cut their ER visits in half.

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Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

December 14, 2017

Chemo-brain, or cancer-related cognitive impairment, is estimated to impact 80 percent of people in treatment. A new Medical Center study shows that inflammation in the blood plays a key role.

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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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Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

December 7, 2017

New research is helping scientists figure out how to harness the brain’s plasticity to rewire connections lost due to injury or stroke, an advance that could accelerate the development of neuro-prosthetics.

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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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