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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.

Medical Device Technologies Advance

Two University of Rochester technologies have made significant strides toward the market.  PharmAdva, a medical device manufacturer, is poised to enter the consumer market next year, and Raland Therapeutics is a finalist for the nation’s largest business ideas competition.

10/22/2014 | 0 comments

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

Socioeconomic Status Plays Major Role in Opioid Pain Control

Blacks, Hispanics, poor people, and those with lower education are less likely than more affluent people to received opiods for moderate to severe pain in emergency rooms – pointing to the need for a national discussion on unbiased treatment.

6/26/2013 | 0 comments