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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.

Mosmann Awarded International Prize for Basic Immunology

Tim R. Mosmann, Ph.D., Director of the David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, was awarded the 2013 Novartis Prize for Basic Immunology for a discovery that fellow scientists say “profoundly changed the way people think about the immune system.”

7/1/2013 | 0 comments

Microbiology Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Canadian University

Barbara Iglewski, longtime Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada at their convocation on June 12. Iglewski, nominated for the award by the University’s faculty, has spent her career studying how bacteria cause disease and is an unquestioned leader in the field. She’s also know for being an extraordinary educator, mentor and advocate for women in science. 

6/12/2013 | 0 comments