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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.

URMC Virologists Lauded for Contribution to HPV Vaccine in New Book

William Bonnez, M.D., Richard Reichman, M.D., and Robert C. Rose, Ph.D. are featured in a Spanish book called 40 + 1 Innovators Who Have Changed the World of the 21st Century for their pioneering work on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. 

9/9/2013 | 2 comments

Science Spotlight: Meet Michael T. Sellix, Ph.D.

Sellix, an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, studies circadian rhythms and biological clocks. He was recently awarded the 2013 Early Investigators Award by the Endocrine Society. Check out this video to learn more about his current and future research. 

8/27/2013 | 0 comments

Can Moms Take Meds While Breastfeeding?

Ruth Lawrence, M.D., who has spent her career researching and advising women and physicians on breastfeeding, comments on a new report that says most medications are safe to take while nursing. Lawrence talked to the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and MedPage Today about the new report, which is the first to address the topic in more than a decade.   

8/27/2013 | 2 comments

URMC/RIT/NTID Awarded $2.1M to Train Deaf Scientists

Shattering the glass ceiling for deaf scholars who want to earn a Ph.D. is the primary goal of a new program, recently funded with $2.1 million by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.

8/27/2013 | 0 comments

Hayes to Head Biochemistry and Biophysics

Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D., has been selected as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics after serving as interim chair since early 2012.

8/22/2013 | 0 comments