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The brain’s “garbage truck” also does deliveries

The brain’s “garbage truck” also does deliveries

March 9, 2017

The brain’s waste removal system serves as both trash collector and delivery service, providing neurons with a protein important to maintaining cognitive function while simultaneously cleaning brain tissue.

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Maquat receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

Maquat receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

February 7, 2017

Lynne E. Maquat, the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has spent her career unraveling what happens in our cells during disease.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

August 23, 2016

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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URMC tapped for national initiative to improve training for residents

URMC tapped for national initiative to improve training for residents

July 26, 2016

The Medical Center is one of only eight institutions selected to lead a four-year, nationwide effort to improve residency training for doctors. The new model focuses on patient safety.

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Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

July 21, 2016

An early leader in the adoption of arthroscopy, Rochester’s sports medicine program and its graduates have helped shape the field of sports medicine while restoring countless injured athletes to health.

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Medical Center team revises understanding of genetic code

Medical Center team revises understanding of genetic code

June 30, 2016

Scientists for years have known that the genetic code contains many layers of complexity. But new research cracks that code more deeply, clarifying why some genes are inefficiently translated into proteins.

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10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

June 7, 2016

Largely unreported in 2006 was the remarkable story of three Rochester virologists whose innovation, dedication, and perseverance resulted in the key breakthrough that lies at the heart of the first vaccine targeting the leading cause of cervical cancer.

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Restrictive housing for juveniles: punitive, not rehabilitative

Restrictive housing for juveniles: punitive, not rehabilitative

May 30, 2016

Restrictive housing—popularly referred to as “solitary confinement”—is widely employed in U.S. prisons and jails. Kevin Fiscella of the Department of Family Medicine examines the risks of restrictive housing, especially for juvenile offenders. / CorrectCare

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Study uncovers the science behind bodily secretions

Study uncovers the science behind bodily secretions

April 5, 2016

The secretion of fluids such as saliva and digestive juices is vital to keeping our bodies running day and night. A new study at the School of Medicine and Dentistry uncovers a previously mysterious process that makes these secretions possible.

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