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Harvey Alter’s Nobel Prize honors a half-century quest

Harvey Alter’s Nobel Prize honors a half-century quest

October 9, 2020

Nobel laureate Harvey Alter’s work as an NIH hematologist led to profound improvements in blood transfusion safety and starkly reduced transmission of a potentially deadly virus.

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Rochester graduate awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for ‘landmark achievement’ against hepatitis

Rochester graduate awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for ‘landmark achievement’ against hepatitis

October 5, 2020

NIH scientist Harvey Alter, who holds BA and MD degrees from Rochester, is the 13th Nobel laureate with ties to the University.

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Events support scientific research

Events support scientific research

April 18, 2017

Many members of the University community are expected to take part in the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., or in the Rochester-based march planned for the same day.

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Study: protecting dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

Study: protecting dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

October 8, 2015

Researches at URMC will test the effectiveness of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator that continuously monitors heart rhythms and delivers a shock to restore an orderly heartbeat. This is the largest such clinical trial ever conducted.

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URMC researcher to be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

URMC researcher to be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

October 2, 2015

Barbara Iglewski, professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, paved the way for other female scientists to take on leadership positions at universities, professional societies, and in the private sector.

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Rochester receives $3 million for flu research

Rochester receives $3 million for flu research

April 10, 2014

The funds allow continued study over the next year of how our immune systems respond to flu vaccines and seasonal and pandemic flu viruses.

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For elderly patients, surgical decisions “Takes a Village”

For elderly patients, surgical decisions “Takes a Village”

April 9, 2014

Consultation with a team of medical personnel, rather than soley a surgeon, helps patients better understand the benefits and risks of each option before them.

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Device saves lives in heart failure patients

Device saves lives in heart failure patients

April 1, 2014

Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D therapy) provides a 40 percent reduction in the risk of long-term death among affected patients.

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Post-surgery complications predict costly readmissions

Post-surgery complications predict costly readmissions

March 6, 2014

Predicting patients most likely to experience problems using a simple online tool may allow healthcare professionals to flag patients at high risk of readmission in real time.

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Male hormones may enhance female fertility

Male hormones may enhance female fertility

March 3, 2014

A new study suggests androgens help drive the development of follicles – which may in turn assist in aiding women undergoing fertility treatment.

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