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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

September 20, 2016

Cardiac surgeons at Strong Memorial Hospital recently performed the team’s 200th heart transplant surgery, providing a 48-year-old father a second chance on life. This milestone was 15 years in the making, as the team performed its first transplant Feb. 7, 2001.

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Team approach helps patients control blood pressure

Team approach helps patients control blood pressure

February 9, 2016

Researchers at the University of Rochester found helping physicians, pharmacists and nurses work together to limit barriers of entry for patients helped hypertensive patients at a practice in New York to better control their blood pressure.

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Botox may prevent irregular heartbeat after bypass surgery

Botox may prevent irregular heartbeat after bypass surgery

October 21, 2015

Botox, a byproduct of the botulinum toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, blocks nerve signals telling muscles to contract when injected into muscles in small amounts.

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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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$2.5M funds research on preventing heart attack damage

$2.5M funds research on preventing heart attack damage

April 6, 2015

With a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, scientists at the School of Medicine and Dentistry will study a new way to prevent the damage caused by a heart attack. They will begin their research in a unique way: by studying how worms respond to stress.

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URMC to study HIV and heart disease

URMC to study HIV and heart disease

January 9, 2015

A 50-year-old person living with HIV and being treated with anti-retroviral drugs may have the blood vessels of someone much older with the heart disease and stroke risk to prove it. “We’re trying to understand how that happens,” said Dr. Giovanni Schifitto, a University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist who is co-leading a $3.8 million study into premature vascular aging among HIV-positive individuals.

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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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URMC researchers win $3.8 million grant

URMC researchers win $3.8 million grant

January 5, 2015

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have won a $3.8 million grant to study a possible link between treatments that keep AIDS in check and heart disease. Employing a method known as reverse translation, the URMC team will use ultrasound scanning technology developed by Marvin Doyley, UR associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, to track changes in human subjects carotid arteries.

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Norwest’s iCardiac seeks to be game-changer with new cardiac safety test

Norwest’s iCardiac seeks to be game-changer with new cardiac safety test

December 18, 2014

The Rochester, N.Y.-based company recently completed a study in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which demonstrated that cardiac toxicity in drugs can be detected much earlier in the development process than previously thought by medical professionals.

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