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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.

Does Androgen Fuel Kidney Cancer, too?

For years the Urology laboratory of Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., has been studying the role of the androgen receptor (AR) in prostate, bladder, and liver cancer – and now Chang has discovered that AR plays a key role in promoting kidney cancer as well.

 

9/4/2014 | 0 comments

Researchers Spot New Neuromuscular Disorder

Two families from the U.S. and the U.K. have been determined to have a rare and previously unidentified inherited neuromuscular disorder.  The new disease is the result of a genetic mutation that disrupts communication between nerves and muscles.

9/4/2014 | 0 comments

What Can Your Face Tell You About Your Heart?

A partnership between the University of Rochester and Xerox has created a new technology that can perceive subtle changes in skin color on the face and determine whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.

9/2/2014 | 0 comments

Study: LifeVest Safe, Keeps Heart in Check

A vest with a wearable cardioverter defibrillator that continuously monitors heart rhythms is safe, useful, and helps some patients avoid having a defibrillator device implanted in their chest when it might not be necessary, a new study shows.

8/28/2014 | 0 comments

Rescuing Bones from Lead Exposure

Scientists observed for years that lead poisoning delays fracture healing, and now a team at the University of Rochester has discovered how that occurs and a possible remedy to the problem. 

8/21/2014 | 0 comments