University of Rochester Medical Center Researchers uncover links between COVID-19 and smoking, vaping By Brett Dahlberg • Jun 30, 2020 Gagandeep Kaur, Giuseppe Lungarella and Irfan Rahman / Journal of Inflammation Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center has found evidence of why COVID-19 is worse for people who smoke and vape than for the rest of the population. Vaping injury explanation comes closer with local research By Brett Dahlberg • Nov 10, 2019 Lindsay Fox / Flickr / WRVO News Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center published new guidance Friday for doctors looking to diagnose lung injuries caused by vaping. New York’s e-cigarette ban throws URMC research into question By Brett Dahlberg • Sep 30, 2019 Irfan Rahman’s laboratory sits at the end of a long hallway on the third floor of the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. Worry about developing Alzheimer's is high, but so is optimism for a cure By Brett Dahlberg • Sep 25, 2018 National Institute on Aging Most American adults are worried they will develop Alzheimer’s, but they are also optimistic that there will be a cure for the disease in their lifetimes, according to survey results released Monday. Ontario County man among first to get world's smallest pacemaker By Beth Adams • Dec 21, 2016 Medtronic A 67-year old Ontario County man is one of the first local residents to have the world's smallest pacemaker implanted in his heart.