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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.

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

10/16/2014 | 0 comments

Sepsis on the Rise: Researchers Receive $4 Million to Search for New Treatments

Sepsis cases are rising with our aging population, yet there are no specific treatments to stop the syndrome. Scientists from the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences received $4 million from the National Institutes of Health to address this urgent need. 

10/9/2014 | 0 comments

Researchers Pinpoint Gene Central to Brain Degeneration

Rochester scientists believe they’ve found a gene that might have the potential to protect the brain from diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s, and filed a patent to protect the technology.

10/9/2014 | 0 comments

Brain’s Support Cells May Be Important Player in Schizophrenia

New research, backed with $6 million in funding from the NIH, will seek to understand the fundamental mechanisms of schizophrenia.

10/1/2014 | 0 comments

Finding New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

URMC is one of 11 research groups across the country chosen by the National Institutes of Health to join the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Network to develop much-needed new treatments for patients with these conditions. 

9/29/2014 | 0 comments