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Tag: Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Five appointed to named professorships

Five appointed to named professorships

August 4, 2019

Several members of the University faculty were recently appointed to named or endowed professorships by the Board of Trustees.

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Talking science so the public will listen

Talking science so the public will listen

July 12, 2018

Madeline Sofia ’16M (PhD), an assistant producer for National Public Radio, helps scientists—whom the public trusts more than the media or elected officials—to broaden their reach.

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Horses get the flu, too

Horses get the flu, too

April 30, 2018

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, and now Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that is not only safer and more effective for horses, but also protects people.

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Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

April 19, 2018

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new Medical Center study.

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Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

Study will explore link between HIV, micro-strokes, dementia

October 2, 2017

New research will seek to understand why people who are HIV-positive are more susceptible to a progressive cerebrovascular disease that can ultimately give rise to dementia.

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Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

May 15, 2017

The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.

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‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

November 17, 2016

Challenging a long-held convention, University researchers have shown they can inhibit the influenza A virus by targeting its genomic RNA with “antisense” compounds.

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Rare mutation weakens flu virus

Rare mutation weakens flu virus

September 28, 2016

Researchers at the Medical Center have identified a rare, naturally occurring influenza mutation that weakens the virus and could be used to develop new live flu vaccines.

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What can frogs teach us about tumors?

What can frogs teach us about tumors?

January 4, 2016

The School of Medicine and Dentistry houses the largest research resource of South African clawed frogs in the world, and researchers in Rochester and around the globe are using this frog model to better understand the minute details of how tumors grow and how the body reacts.

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New study probes link between HIV drugs, vascular disease

New study probes link between HIV drugs, vascular disease

January 5, 2015

A new $3.8 million grant will bring together clinical and bench researchers to better understand why individuals who receive anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

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