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Six Rochester graduate students offered National Institutes of Health fellowship grants

Six Rochester graduate students offered National Institutes of Health fellowship grants

November 14, 2019

Five graduate students from the University of Rochester Medical Center and one from the School of Arts and Sciences have been offered National Institutes of Health F31 fellowship grants to support their health-related research.

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‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

April 19, 2019

Rochester researchers have uncovered more evidence that the key to the “Fountain of Youth” may reside in a gene that is found to produce more potent proteins in species with longer lifespans.

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Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

April 16, 2019

They create novel devices and develop new technologies with global impact. The University of Rochester ranks fourth among US universities in its percentage of international patent holders who are women. What brought these women to the University–and what enables them to thrive?

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A path to invention from fashion, to Peace Corps, to medicine

A path to invention from fashion, to Peace Corps, to medicine

April 14, 2019

Assistant professor Paula Doyle has gone from a Paris fashion house to the rain forests of Papua New Guinea to the operating room, where a challenging robotic surgery led to the invention of a novel surgical “flashlight.”

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For chronic skin patients, a solution on a global scale

For chronic skin patients, a solution on a global scale

April 12, 2019

A skin patch developed by Rochester professor of dermatology Lisa Beck and her colleagues to treat a chronic skin condition could one day be used to deliver vaccines without the pain and expense of needles.

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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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Three appointed to named professorships

Three appointed to named professorships

February 25, 2019

Thu Le, professor of medicine; Paula Vertino, professor of biomedical genetics; and David Herrmann, professor of neurology; have each been recently appointed to named professorships.

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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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It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

December 11, 2018

A new Medical Center study rethinks how the brain completes the complex task of reaching and grasping for objects, with implications for the development of prosthetics.

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