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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.

Children with Down Syndrome Suffer from Sleep Disorders, Too

A new study sheds light on a relatively unknown problem in children and adolescents suffering from Down Syndrome: sleep disorders. 

5/19/2014 | 1 comment

Stopping Heart Failure: A Two-Pronged Approach

A recent study reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology demonstrates a novel approach to curb heart failure that targets both the heart and the adrenal gland. The authors found that a drug compound called gallein blocks a molecular pathway responsible for the development of the disease. The pathway is present in the heart and the adrenal gland and stifling its activity in both places led to a healthier heart in a mouse model of heart failure.

5/12/2014 | 0 comments

Fighting C. diff in a Hot Spot – Nursing Homes

Researchers received $950,000 from the New York State Department of Health to work on reducing Clostridium difficile or C. diff in Rochester-area nursing homes over the next five years. 

5/6/2014 | 0 comments

Regulatory Science Competition Winners Present Ideas to FDA

On April 28, University of Rochester student David Brodell and University of Maryland graduate student Chelsea Virgile traveled to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) campus in Silver Spring, Maryland to present their winning "America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" competition proposals.

5/6/2014 | 0 comments

New Tool Could Help Scientists Study Brain Injury in Sports

A new mouse model of mild repetitive traumatic brain injury (TBI) – the sort of injury that can be common in sports such as football – could be the key to both understanding how this damage to the brain leads to neurological problems.

4/30/2014 | 1 comment