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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.

Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Obese women expecting twins may be able to gain less weight than recommended without harming their babies, according to a new study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

2/12/2014 | 2 comments

Low Mortality Does Not Necessarily Equal Better Stroke Care

Current efforts to grade the quality of care hospitals provide stroke patients have a big flaw according to a new study in the journal Stroke.  Measures of mortality – whether or not a stroke patient dies shortly after being admitted to a hospital – do not take into account whether these deaths occurred because of poor care or because physicians were carrying out the wishes of the patient and their family to withhold care.  

2/12/2014 | 0 comments

A Breast Cancer Drug to Fight Fungal Disease?

The drug tamoxifen appears to kill a fungus associated with a deadly brain infection that afflicts HIV/AIDS patients, according to a new University of Rochester study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

2/11/2014 | 0 comments

Regulatory Science Competition Spurs Innovation

A new UR contest is encouraging students and trainees, as well as the whole research community, to think about how to turn advances in basic and applied sciences more quickly – and safely – into new ways to improve health.

2/7/2014 | 3 comments

New Study Searches for Clues to Leading Cause of Sudden Death in Young

With a $2.9 million NIH grant, Rochester researchers will study a group of heart muscle disorders that account for up to 20 percent of cases of sudden death in young people.

2/5/2014 | 1 comment