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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.

UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

Researchers from the University of Rochester are teaming up with scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University to study Inflammation, which plays a role in nine of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

11/20/2014 | 0 comments

Could Cabbage and Broccoli Help in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s?

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that consuming cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli may help reduce the levels of the bad tau proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

4/28/2014 | 0 comments

Common Antidepressant Eases Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

Rochester researchers found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug (citalopram) significantly reduced agitation in Alzheimer’s patients. Agitation is one of the most common reasons Alzheimer’s patients are moved out of their homes into higher levels of care. 

2/19/2014 | 0 comments

Potential New Parkinson’s Treatment Passes Hurdle

A Phase 2 clinical trial of the nutritional supplement inosine has shown that the compound can safely and effectively raise levels of urate, a naturally occurring compound found in blood. Scientists suspect that urate may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. 

12/23/2013 | 1 comment

Batten Researchers Converge on Rochester

With incredibly rare diseases like Juvenile Batten Disease, the road map for moving research from the lab to patients is often unclear. This week, researchers, parents and representatives of advocacy groups from across the United States and Europe convene at the Medical Center to discuss the future of clinical trials for this devastating disorder. 

12/5/2013 | 0 comments
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