University of Rochester Medical Center

Blood test for brain injury may not be feasible

Complications involving the brain's unique waste removal system - the existence of which has only recently been brought to light - may thwart efforts to identify biomarkers that detect traumatic brain injury ...

Jan 13, 2015
popularity 4 / 5 (2) | comments 0

UR tests HIV vaccine pill

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike ...

Jan 14, 2015
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Model for brain signaling flawed, new study finds

A new study out today in the journal Science turns two decades of understanding about how brain cells communicate on its head. The study demonstrates that the tripartite synapse – a model long accepted by the ...

Jan 10, 2013
popularity 4.5 / 5 (14) | comments 11

Drug shows early promise in treating seizures

A study out today in the journal Nature Medicine suggests a potential new treatment for the seizures that often plague children with genetic metabolic disorders and individuals undergoing liver failure. The discovery hinges ...

Nov 17, 2013
popularity 3 / 5 (1) | comments 0