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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

Drug Improves Vision in Individuals with Neurological Disorder

The drug acetazolamide, combined with a low-sodium weight reduction diet, improves vision in individuals with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a condition brought about by abnormal pressure on the brain that is not the result of a tumor or other diseases.

4/22/2014 | 1 comment

Global Burden of Neurological Diseases Requires New Approaches

A perspective piece appearing today in the journal JAMA focuses on the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing global incidence of neurological disorders.  The authors advocate for new approaches that will increase access, lower costs, influence lifestyle changes, and create international research and clinical partnerships that address overlooked neurological conditions and underserved global populations.

4/22/2014 | 0 comments

Finding May Point to Source of Seizures in Infants

An international team of researchers has pinpointed a genetic mutation that appears to be responsible for a rare condition that triggers seizures in babies.  The mutation was identified thanks to new data science technologies that enabled the scientists to sift through extremely large sets of genetic information. 

4/15/2014 | 0 comments

Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Researchers were awarded approximately $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue studying how our bodies respond to seasonal and pandemic flu viruses and vaccines. 

4/10/2014 | 0 comments

For Sick, Elderly Patients, Surgical Decision Making “Takes a Village”

Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, advocates Laurent G. Glance, M.D., in a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

4/10/2014 | 0 comments