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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.

Like Hand-Washing, Blood Transfusions Linked to Infections

Doing fewer blood transfusions reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

4/3/2014 | 0 comments

Device Saves Lives in Heart Failure Patients

Good news for patients with mild heart failure: A new study shows for the first time that cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D therapy) saves lives over the long term. 

3/31/2014 | 0 comments

Healthcare-Associated Infections Affect 1 in 25 Hospital Patients Nationwide

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. URMC infectious disease expert Ghinwa Dumyati contributed data from 23 hospitals in Western New York to the new report. 

3/26/2014 | 1 comment

Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million in NYS Stem Cell Grants

Six scientists from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have been recommended awards of more than $3.5 million by NYSTEM.  The grants are for a wide range of research programs in the fields of neurological disorders, bone growth and repair, and cancer.

3/26/2014 | 0 comments

Genomics Gives New Perspective on Chemotherapy Side Effects

Millions of cancer survivors are dealing with painful neuropathy or hearing loss as a result of chemotherapy, but genomics offers scientists a new opportunity to help them, according to a commentary published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute from a group led by Lois B. Travis, M.D.

3/18/2014 | 0 comments