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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.

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

Stopping Heart Failure: A Two-Pronged Approach

A recent study reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology demonstrates a novel approach to curb heart failure that targets both the heart and the adrenal gland. The authors found that a drug compound called gallein blocks a molecular pathway responsible for the development of the disease. The pathway is present in the heart and the adrenal gland and stifling its activity in both places led to a healthier heart in a mouse model of heart failure.

5/12/2014 | 0 comments

Fighting C. diff in a Hot Spot – Nursing Homes

Researchers received $950,000 from the New York State Department of Health to work on reducing Clostridium difficile or C. diff in Rochester-area nursing homes over the next five years. 

5/6/2014 | 0 comments