Tag: University of Rochester Medical Center

Folate and vitamin B12 reduce disabling schizophrenia symptoms in some patients

Contact: Kristen Stanton kstanton3@partners.org 617-643-3907 Massachusetts General Hospital Adding supplements to antipsychotic medication alleviated negative symptoms in patients with specific gene variants Adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication improved a core symptom component of schizophrenia in a study of more than […]

Common food dye may hold promise in treating spinal cord injury: stops the cascade of molecular events that cause secondary damage to the spinal cord

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Mark Michaud mark_michaud@urmc.rochester.edu 585-273-4790 University of Rochester Medical Center A common food additive that gives M&Ms and Gatorade their blue tint may offer promise for preventing the additional – and serious – secondary damage that immediately follows a traumatic injury to the […]

Dioxins in Food Chain Linked to Breastfeeding Ills

2009 study posted for filing Exposure to dioxins during pregnancy harms the cells in rapidly-changing breast tissue, which may explain why some women have trouble breastfeeding or don’t produce enough milk, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Researchers believe their findings, although only demonstrated in […]

Researchers detail chemotherapy’s damage to the brain” Chemotherapy drugs used to treat a wide range of cancers were more toxic to healthy brain cells than the cancer cells they were intended to treat

Re-post from 2008: This is not the watered down Chemo brain article released 5 Sep 2012..4 years later contact: Mark Michaud mark_michaud@urmc.rochester.edu 585-273-4790 University of Rochester Medical Center A commonly used chemotherapy drug causes healthy brain cells to die off long after treatment has ended and may be […]