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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Medications

Rating pain is not just a numbers game

"Is your pain tolerable?" A new study out today from the JAMA Network found that this simple question, used in conjunction with the traditional 0-10 rating scale posed to patients, could help doctors better understand whether ...

Medical research

A tale of two doctors and one groundbreaking cancer treatment

Two University of Rochester physicians—one as an investigator and one as a patient—had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body's own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer. The striking results, showing ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New book details roadmap to prevent and treat Parkinson's

A new book titled "Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action" and authored by University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and his colleagues, lays out a new vision to prevent, advocate ...

Addiction

The opioid crisis may be far worse than we thought: study

New research appearing in the journal Addiction shows that the number of deaths attributed to opioid-related overdoses could be 28 percent higher than reported due to incomplete death records. This discrepancy is more pronounced ...

Neuroscience

Brain drowns in its own fluid after a stroke

Cerebral edema, swelling that occurs in the brain, is a severe and potentially fatal complication of stroke. New research, which was conducted in mice and appears in the journal Science, shows for the first time that the ...

Neuroscience

Radiation breaks connections in the brain

One of the potentially life-altering side effects that patients experience after cranial radiotherapy for brain cancer is cognitive impairment. Researchers now believe that they have pinpointed why this occurs and these findings ...

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