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2012-02-13 13:19:43

New findings show how some cells protect themselves against HIV A protein that protects some of our immune cells from the most common and virulent form of HIV works by starving the virus of the molecular building blocks that it needs to replicate, according to research published online in Nature Immunology. The finding comes from an international team of researchers including scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, several institutions in...

2012-02-10 18:27:15

Weekday delivery is no better than night or weekend delivery for infants with birth defects, according to a new study presented today at The Pregnancy Meeting, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine´s annual conference. The finding is good news for all parties — moms, babies and healthcare teams — and suggests that this high-risk population of women should deliver when their bodies are ready to deliver, regardless of the day or time. The study, conducted by researchers at...

2012-02-10 15:17:49

One of the strongest known risk factors for spontaneous or unexpected preterm birth — any birth that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy, most often without a known cause — is already having had one. For women in this group who would like to avoid this scenario in their second pregnancy, focusing on weight gain and dietary changes may not be the best strategy. A new study reported at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine´s annual meeting found no connection between...

2012-01-26 14:56:08

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have discovered new links between leukemia cells and cells involved in bone formation, offering a fresh perspective on how the blood cancer progresses and raising the possibility that therapies for bone disorders could help in the treatment of leukemia. The research, led by graduate student Benjamin J. Frisch in the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center laboratory of corresponding author Laura M. Calvi, M.D., is featured in the journal Blood. It...

2012-01-11 10:04:54

Treatment Comparable to Whites, Study Shows Care for Asian-American heart attack patients improved between 2003 and 2008, according to a study published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. The study found Asian-Americans and whites received about the same level of care, and that differences in care between the two groups decreased over time. The study is significant because little is known about the treatment and outcomes of...

Experimental 'Couch Potato Pill' May Also Prevent Heat Stroke
2012-01-09 14:12:48

According to a new study in the journal Nature Medicine, an experimental treatment known as the 'couch potato pill' may also help to prevent heatstroke in people genetically predisposed to it. The pill first received its name due its ability to mimic the effects of exercise in inactive laboratory mice, eliciting much excitement in the medical community that it might eventually prove useful in activity-disinclined human patients as well. Yet new research shows that the drug, known to...

2011-12-13 12:23:27

In a study of nearly 18,000 cancer patients, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers found that when blood clots develop — a well-known and serious complication of cancer treatment — 78 percent of the time they occur when a person is out of the hospital, at home or elsewhere, while on chemotherapy. This data is striking because, until now, outpatients had not been systematically studied and previous data gathered on the incidence of blood clots was mostly from...

2011-11-14 23:11:38

The brain scans of high school football and hockey players showed subtle injury -- even if they did not suffer a concussion — after taking routine hits to the head during the normal course of play, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research, reported  online in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is preliminary, involving a small sample of athletes, but nonetheless raises powerful questions about the consequences of the mildest head injury...

2011-09-21 20:44:54

A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be repurposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study authors hope their laboratory findings, published in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine, will set the stage for the first human clinical trials to test human parathyroid hormone...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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