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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.

Stomach Flu Vaccine Looks Good in Early Trial

A new vaccine for norovirus – the microbe behind most cases of what people commonly call stomach flu – protected patients against severe vomiting and diarrhea. URMC was one of five study sites that enrolled patients and tested the experimental vaccine. 

10/8/2013 | 0 comments

Secret to Longevity: Naked Mole Rats?

Those fascinating creatures are in the news again. In a study published in June researchers found a key to their cancer resistance. This week, University of Rochester biologists showed that the rodent’s longevity – they live a healthy 30 years, which is very long in rat years – is due to better-constructed proteins.

10/1/2013 | 0 comments

Lighting Up Brings Patients Down in Colorectal Surgery

A study in the Annals of Surgery found that smoking boosts the risk of complications like infection and pneumonia after some of the most common colorectal procedures. Author Fergal Fleming, M.D., breaks down the risks in this video.  

9/24/2013 | 1 comment

Musculoskeletal Research Symposium A Huge Success

A whopping 76 posters, representing the research of graduate students and post-docs in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR), filled the Flaum Atrium on September 18 as part of the Third Annual CMSR Scientific Symposium.  The day-long event also featured oral presentations by graduate students, post-docs, and faculty on a wide range of research related to the biology and pathology of muscle, cartilage and bone.

9/23/2013 | 0 comments

Can Your Personality Predict How Often You Visit the Emergency Room?

The answer is yes, according to a new study out today in the Milbank Quarterly.  In fact, where older adults rank in the “big five” personality traits correlates to how frequently they use a range of additional expensive health services such as hospital stays, hospital-based rehabilitation, and skilled nursing home care.

9/20/2013 | 0 comments