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Aiming at Cellular ‘Neighborhood’ around Blood Cancer Improves Outcomes

Aiming at Cellular ‘Neighborhood’ around Blood Cancer Improves Outcomes

Wilmot Cancer Institute investigators have shown direct evidence of how changes in the blood-cell manufacturing environment can cause cells to malfunction and turn cancerous. The research, reported in the journal Blood, is believed to be the first of its kind and suggests new options for treating serious blood disorders.

12/18/2015
Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy Has Long Lasting Effects on Mom, Baby, Future Generations

Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy Has Long Lasting Effects on Mom, Baby, Future Generations

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to negative health outcomes for moms and their babies. This is especially true among low-income minority women, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. In this population, excessive weight gain during pregnancy puts both mom and baby at risk of obesity later in life. 

12/16/2015
Wilmot Study on Follicular Lymphoma Ranked Among the Best

Wilmot Study on Follicular Lymphoma Ranked Among the Best

Wilmot scientists Carla Casulo, M.D., and Jonathan Friedberg, M.D., published a study this year that was named to “Best of JCO 2015” hematologic malignancies edition. The Journal of Clinical Oncology describes itself as the single-most credible, authoritative resource for clinical oncology research. 

12/15/2015
Can Marriage Help the Heart?

Can Marriage Help the Heart?

Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ICD, a device designed to prevent sudden cardiac death, fare better when they are married. 

12/14/2015
World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium Highlights Vaccine Research, Honors Community Leader

World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium Highlights Vaccine Research, Honors Community Leader

In celebration of World AIDS Day the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research hosted a scientific symposium featuring a discussion of HIV vaccine research, research posters by students and post-doctoral fellows training at UR, and an award for a longtime HIV/AIDS physician and community advocate.

12/2/2015