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#HealthHistory- César Milstein

Posted on October 12, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine César Milstein was an immunologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work in the development of monoclonal antibodies. In 1975, Milstein worked with Köhler, a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge. Together, they developed one of the most powerful tools of molecular […]

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How mRNA technology could transform the flu shot.

Posted on September 22, 2021 in General

For nearly 70 years flu vaccines have been made with the same technology: a process relying on chickens, Petri dishes, and dead viruses. Each year as flu season rolls around, so does a new flu shot. The current development process for flu vaccines is lengthy and involves a bit of prediction. These flu vaccines are […]

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The unseasonable surge in RSV…why?

Posted on September 1, 2021 in General

Hospitals around the country and even right here in Rochester are reporting an unseasonable outbreak of RSV cases. RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms in adults. Unfortunately, RSV can cause serious complications in infants and older adults. In infants, RSV is the most common cause […]

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“When should I get my flu shot?”

Posted on August 17, 2021 in General

As we approach the end of summer and into the fall season, the question arises “when do I get my flu shot?”. Flu prevention and getting the flu shot are more important than ever. If you have ever gotten the flu, or know someone who has, you know how truly awful it can be. Some […]

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What is CMV?

Posted on July 26, 2021 in General

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a common virus for people of all ages, and the most common infectious cause of birth defects in the U.S. Over half of adults have been infected with CMV by the age of 40. While most people infected with CMV show no signs or symptoms, the effects of CMV become harmful […]

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The Larrabee Family Nursing Scholarship

Posted on June 24, 2021 in General

Last year, our founder and CEO Patricia Larrabee decided to make a lasting legacy at her alma mater, the University of Rochester, and created The Larrabee Family Nursing Scholarship. This endowed scholarship will be used to assist with educational costs for students across all programs. Larrabee graduated from Brockport with her nursing degree in 1977. […]

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#HealthHistory- Jokichi Takamine

Posted on May 28, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Jokichi Takamine was a biochemist, industrial leader, and pioneer of biotechnology.  Takamines most notable achievement was the isolation of the chemical adrenalin, also known as epinephrine. Takamine discovered how to isolate this from the suprarenal gland in 1901. This was the first pure hormone to be […]

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Notes from the RCR Registered Dietitian

Posted on April 14, 2021 in General

Meet Vicky Fink, our guest blog author, and RCR’s Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator. She works closely with many of our study participants, especially those in our weight loss studies to help them develop lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits. Maybe you find yourself cooking and eating at home more during the covid pandemic? Are […]

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Meet the CEO – Patricia Larrabee

Posted on March 23, 2021 in General

RCR is proud to be a woman-owned business, meet the CEO, Patricia Larrabee. Patricia Larrabee MSN, NP-S Patricia founded RCR in 1994 with a vision. To provide the residents of the greater Rochester area access to clinical research studies, and to advance new medical treatments that improve quality of life. Patricia has done exactly that. […]

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#HealthHistory- Dr. Patricia Bath

Posted on March 15, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Patricia Bath is known for being an innovative research scientist and advocate for blindness prevention, treatment and cure. Dr. Bath’s most well-known invention was the Laserphaco Probe, a device frequently used for cataracts. She received a patent for the device in 1988, becoming the first […]

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