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Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

March 27, 2019

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study of more than 90 families and caregivers looked for common threads about their loved one’s final transition from active treatment to death and dying.

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Ice cream and entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Ice cream and entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Chinatown

March 13, 2019

Christina Seid ’02 mixes it up at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, bringing new flavors to her family’s deep Chinatown roots.

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Football lineman’s donation may become a lifesaver

Football lineman’s donation may become a lifesaver

March 7, 2019

Rochester football player Nick Balch ’19 got the call when he was helping to clear snow from the stadium seats: the database had a match and his bone marrow could save a stranger’s life.

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A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

March 6, 2019

“It’s essentially closed captioning for personal conversations,” says Brandon Isobe ’10 of the app that he and his father, who is deaf, developed to render speech to text.

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A winning track record

A winning track record

February 28, 2019

One of the most decorated athletes in Rochester’s history, Kylee Bartlett ’19 is looking to repeat as national pentathlon champion this weekend, and is cherishing the balance she’s found in her final season.

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Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

February 27, 2019

Acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock ’09E is sharing her social vision as artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizing a series of performances designed to explore ideas of identity, objectification, and history.

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Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

February 27, 2019

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain’s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins, reinforcing the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Grant marks two decades of NIH support for muscular dystrophy research

Grant marks two decades of NIH support for muscular dystrophy research

February 25, 2019

The $8 million to the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center will fund ongoing work that has led scientists to the threshold of potential new therapies.

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UR Medicine, community pediatricians team up to encourage vaccinations

UR Medicine, community pediatricians team up to encourage vaccinations

February 7, 2019

In the wake of the measles cases that have arisen in the Rochester area over the past several weeks, pediatricians throughout the region have collaborated on a video in the hopes of spreading awareness about the benefits of vaccination.

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The year of the laser

The year of the laser

December 28, 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.

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