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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.

Preparing for “Silver Tsunami” in ERs

Already strained and overcrowded, emergency departments are gearing up for a dramatic rise in the older-adult population. A makeover is needed, positioning emergency units as the “front porch” of the hospital instead of the “front door,” writes Manish Shah, M.D., M.P.H., co-author of a paper in Health Affairs.

12/5/2013 | 0 comments

URMC Joins Infertility Research Network

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a new member of the Reproductive Medicine Network, a nationwide network of centers conducting research to improve the care of women and men with infertility and other reproductive disorders. 

12/2/2013 | 0 comments

Meds for ADHD, Depression Dangerous in Patients with Heart Rhythm Disorder

Last week, several members of URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up team presented new research at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Dallas. Among the findings – medications for ADHD and depression are dangerous in patients with Long QT syndrome, a disorder that makes the heart particularly susceptible to arrhythmias.  

11/26/2013 | 1 comment

Drug May Blunt Neurological Damage Caused by Liver Failure

Individuals with impaired liver function are unable to remove ammonia – a by-product of normal cellular activity – from their bodies fast enough.  This result is a host of neurological problems, including seizures, for which doctors have no effective treatment.  A new study shows that an existing blood pressure drug may be able to prevent the molecular chain reaction in the brain triggered by ammonia. 

11/20/2013 | 1 comment

Arthur Moss Receives Honorary Degree from Hungarian University

On November 15th, Cardiology Professor Arthur J. Moss, M.D. received a Doctor Honoris Causa (honorary Ph.D. doctoral degree) from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary for his many discoveries in the treatment and prevention of heart disease. 

11/18/2013 | 1 comment