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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.

Scientific Mystery Solved in Janitor’s Closet

A bit of summer trivia: After George H. Whipple won the 1934 Noble Prize for his discoveries regarding anemia, what happened to his original, handwritten notes?

7/17/2014 | 0 comments

New Medication Shows Promise in Treating Common Skin Disease

UR scientist Lisa Beck, M.D., led a clinical investigation for a new drug to treat eczema or atopic dermatitis, with encouraging results that were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

7/10/2014 | 0 comments

In Littlest Ones, Fewer Antibiotics = Healthier Gut

Antibiotics given to preterm newborns disrupt the diversity of gut bacteria, but a shorter, two-day course of drugs has less impact than seven days or more of antibiotics, according to a study from a team in Pediatrics at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital.

7/2/2014 | 1 comment

Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientists Receive $2M from NCI

The National Cancer Institute awarded more than $2 million to a team at the Wilmot Cancer Institute to continue their study of a gene network that controls cancer progression, with a focus on pancreatic cancer.

6/25/2014 | 0 comments

New Visualization Lab Will Help Researchers Unlock Big Data’s Secrets

The University of Rochester has provided a sneak peek of one of its newest – and perhaps coolest – research resources, one that will help scientists better understand and manipulate large and complex sets of data.

6/24/2014 | 0 comments