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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.

It takes two to tango in HIV-associated brain damage

HIV-associated brain damage occurs extensively, even in patients who are taking otherwise effective traditional anti-HIV therapy. This is a result of potent cooperation between two types of special immunological cells within the brain called monocytes and platelets. A recent paper published by University researchers in the Journal of Immunology demonstrates the presence of these platelet-monocyte ‘teams’ in HIV infected individuals and how these teams lead to increased neuronal damage.

 

6/3/2014 | 2 comments

Concussion Expert Invited to White House Summit

URMC scientist Jeffrey Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H., was at the White House today as President Obama picked up the national conversation on sports concussions.

5/29/2014 | 0 comments

Eating Disorders: Research Roundup

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia affect both emotional and physical health of a person. They are amongst the most pressing adolescent health problems affecting our population. University researchers publish a timely update on these eating disorders.

5/21/2014 | 2 comments

New Drug Improves Rare Heart Disorder, But Could Tackle Common Heart Problems, Too

Researchers believe that a drug for a group of rare, inherited heart rhythm disorders called Long QT syndromes could also help patients with much more common cardiac arrhythmias. 

5/20/2014 | 0 comments

Children with Down Syndrome Suffer from Sleep Disorders, Too

A new study sheds light on a relatively unknown problem in children and adolescents suffering from Down Syndrome: sleep disorders. 

5/19/2014 | 1 comment