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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.

Day-long Wilmot Symposium Covers Cancer Biology, Latest Treatments (and whales!)

Exciting new studies of targeted cancer treatments, the amazing longevity of bowhead whales, and the changing roles of pathologists were among the topics covered at the 19th Annual Scientific Symposium sponsored by the Wilmot Cancer Institute on Nov. 13.

11/14/2014 | 0 comments

Medical Device Technologies Advance

Two University of Rochester technologies have made significant strides toward the market.  PharmAdva, a medical device manufacturer, is poised to enter the consumer market next year, and Raland Therapeutics is a finalist for the nation’s largest business ideas competition.

10/22/2014 | 0 comments

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

10/16/2014 | 0 comments

Sepsis on the Rise: Researchers Receive $4 Million to Search for New Treatments

Sepsis cases are rising with our aging population, yet there are no specific treatments to stop the syndrome. Scientists from the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences received $4 million from the National Institutes of Health to address this urgent need. 

10/9/2014 | 0 comments

Researchers Pinpoint Gene Central to Brain Degeneration

Rochester scientists believe they’ve found a gene that might have the potential to protect the brain from diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s, and filed a patent to protect the technology.

10/9/2014 | 0 comments