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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.

International Experts, Student Research Featured at World AIDS Day Symposium

In honor of World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1, 2013, the UR Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) hosted a scientific symposium featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training at UR. 

12/9/2013 | 0 comments

Hematology Event Draws Wilmot Scientists, New Data

Several members of the lymphoma and leukemia teams at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center are to present research at the 55th annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting, Dec. 7 to 10, which is attended by more than 20,000 clinicians and scientists.

12/5/2013 | 0 comments

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

“Virtual” House Calls Provide Effective Parkinson’s Care

When James Parkinson published an essay in 1817 describing the condition that would eventually bear his name, his findings were formulated – in great part – by watching people walk the streets and parks near his home in London.  Flash forward some 200 years and this basic principal of observation could enable neurologists to provide care directly to Parkinson’s patients who are sitting in their own living rooms thousands of miles away.

12/5/2013 | 0 comments

Preparing for “Silver Tsunami” in ERs

Already strained and overcrowded, emergency departments are gearing up for a dramatic rise in the older-adult population. A makeover is needed, positioning emergency units as the “front porch” of the hospital instead of the “front door,” writes Manish Shah, M.D., M.P.H., co-author of a paper in Health Affairs.

12/5/2013 | 0 comments