University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URMC) is part of the University of Rochester system and is located in Upstate New York. URMC is noted for its superior primary care facilities, medical research and for the prestigious Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Strong Memorial Hospital is the main teaching hospital and is ranked in the Top 20 for research and teaching schools by U.S. News and World Report. Recently, URMC embarked on a cancer stem cell research program, one of three in the USA funded for this project. The other cancer stem cell research programs are at Harvard and Stanford Universities. URMC is on the cutting edge of bio-medical trials, vaccine side-effect testing and other maladies effecting human health conditions.

Address
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 643 Rochester, N.Y. 14642 USA
Website
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Rochester_Medical_Center

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New gene therapy poised to transform care for spinal muscular atrophy

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been tapped as one of the first institutions in the U.S. to offer a new gene replacement therapy to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The new treatment can be delivered ...

Medications

Training may help patients challenged by high drug costs

Do you think your doctor knows—or cares—what it cost you to get a prescription filled? Even though out-of-pocket costs for medications can be a significant burden, asking patients if they're concerned about it isn't typically ...

Oncology & Cancer

Fitness trackers keep cancer survivors on the move

A new study shows that activity trackers such as pedometers and smartphone apps are linked to improved step counts and exercise engagement for cancer survivors. The devices have the appeal of being convenient, home-based, ...

Health

New study links electronic cigarettes and wheezing in adults

Electronic cigarette use ("vaping") is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to ...

Neuroscience

Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain's ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study ...

Pediatrics

Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics

The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

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