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How African Frogs Help With Cancer Research at University of Rochester

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Mar 07, 2016

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine are using a special breed of frogs to study human diseases such as cancer. It turns out our amphibious friends have a lot to teach us about how tumors grow.

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Tags: cancer research, New York, Cancer, tumor cells, University of Rochester, University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Jacques Robert, South African clawed frogs

New Faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

The University of Rochester in New York welcomed four new research scientists to their faculty in 2015. These new faculty members bring expertise in the fields of neurobiology, epigenetics, immunology, and molecular genetics to some of the over 1,000 clinical research projects being conducted at the University's Medical Center . 

Over 3,000 Researchers at University of Rochester

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Tags: new research faculty, University of Rochester, Dr. Martha Susiarjo, Dr. Felix Yarovinsky, Dr. Bin Zhang, University of Rochester Medical Center, URMC, Dr. John J. Foxe, DelMonte Neuromedicine Institute

"Moonshot" Leads to $2.6 Million Funding for University of Rochester

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

In 1962, John F. Kennedy declared that the United States would go to the moon and in 1969, we did. Now President Obama is calling for the same level of national focus and dedication to win the war against cancer. He announced a new “moonshot” during his last State of the Union Address - a moonshot to cure cancer. 

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Tags: Aging, Cancer, Biomedical Research Funding, University of Rochester

NY Scientists Awarded $3.1M for HIV Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Since its emergence in the 1980's, HIV/AIDS has been a prominent point of research for life scientists around the world. With no current cure or vaccine available, scientists receive substantial amounts of funding to study this virus to gain a better understanding of it as well as to produce a vaccine that will combat the virus better than current treatments do, which can only slow and control the virus, but not cure it.

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Tags: Northeast, HIV, infectious diseases, New York, Rochester, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NY, 2016, University of Rochester, URoch, HIV Vaccine, B Cells

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