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June 2013

Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Scientists believe they’ve figured out a way to suppress the growth of tumors by keeping DNA tightly packaged -- essentially burying some of the genes responsible for cancer. It’s a little like keeping the lid on the jack-in-the-box, said Willis Li, Ph.D., a professor of Medicine at UC San Diego, who did the work while in the Department of Biomedical Genetics at URMC.

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Post Doc’s [Frog] Research Leaps Forward with New Fellowship

Leon Grayfer, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Jacques Robert, Ph. D., received a three-year fellowship from the Life Sciences Research Foundation to study the immune system of the African clawed frog. With the new award, Grayfer hopes to learn more about the evolution of vertebrate immunity and how we can better fight disease.  

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URMC Research Dominates Heart Rhythm Society Meeting

With 20-plus abstracts and several prominent lectures and presentations, URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program team made their mark at the Heart Rhythm Society’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Denver in May. The diverse team included medical students and residents, research fellows and faculty, all led by Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D., and Arthur J. Moss, M.D., both international experts on electrical disturbances of the heart. 

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Origins of Esophageal Cancer: Inflammation in the Gut

Esophageal cancer is associated with GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease), obesity, alcohol, and tobacco abuse. But the long march toward malignancy starts 10 to 20 years earlier when the cells, genes, and signaling pathways in the foregut begin a nefarious cooperative dance.

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