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Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smarter

Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smarter

March 7, 2013

The research team decided to determine if human glial cells in the brain provides unique capabilities by seeing what happened when these cells were allowed to co-exist with the normal nerve cells of mice.

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Brain Injury – As Autoimmune Disorder?

March 6, 2013

Long-term effects of repeat, sub-concussive hits to the head may be due to damage to the blood-brain barrier, and the resulting autoimmune response might be the culprit.

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Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

February 28, 2013

Researchers have identified a weakness in at least one antibiotic-resistant superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit.

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Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia

Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia

January 17, 2013

A subset of cells that drives acute myeloid leukemia appears to have a much slower metabolism than most other tumors cells.

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New Facility to Bridge Stem Cell Research, Therapy

New Facility to Bridge Stem Cell Research, Therapy

December 12, 2012

The Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility will enable researchers to create, study, and ultimately use stem cells and their offspring in early-phase experimental human therapies.

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Got Flu Germs? We Want ‘Em

Got Flu Germs? We Want ‘Em

December 11, 2012

Feeling feverish? Have a cough, cold or sore throat? This winter, experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center want to study your germs.

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Learn about Materials Transfer, Confidentiality Agreements

September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Aeisha Salem and Gila Balman, material transfer administrators will give a talk “Importance of MTAs and CDAs in Shared Research: All You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask” at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center.

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New Scientist: Waste Disposal Network Discovered in the Brain

New Scientist: Waste Disposal Network Discovered in the Brain

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is a network of previously unrecognised vessels that rid the brain of unwanted extracellular fluids and other substances, including amyloid-beta – a peptide that accumulates in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s. The new discovery from University scientists looks set to add to our understanding of the disease.

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Conflict of Interest Training Course

August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

University faculty members listed as investigators on a Public Health Service-funded research project are required to complete an online course regarding conflicts of interest.

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EVENT: University Scientists Reverse Roles to Support National Foundation

June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Aids Childhood Cancer Research Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. is accustomed to receiving funding from foundations to support the research in her Therapeutic Biomaterials Lab. But this weekend, Benoit and her students will be the ones raising funds for a foundation. Benoit, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and her fellow researchers will be stepping […]

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