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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.

Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

It the latest of a series of studies that are fundamentally changing the way scientists look at neurological disorders, new research shows that traumatic brain injury impairs the brain’s ability to clear waste, leading to the toxic accumulation of proteins and, ultimately, dementia.

12/2/2014 | 0 comments

UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

Researchers from the University of Rochester are teaming up with scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University to study Inflammation, which plays a role in nine of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

11/20/2014 | 0 comments

Study Suggests Vaccinating Against Bird Flu Before a Possible Pandemic

A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases suggests that priming the body ahead of a possible pandemic is a smart move.

11/19/2014 | 0 comments

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

A new animal model, which allows scientists to study human cells in the living brain, has shed new light on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a deadly brain infection found in people with compromised immune systems.

11/17/2014 | 0 comments

UR Cited as Top Medical Research University

The University of Rochester has been ranked number eight in nation on a list of the top 10 life sciences research universities by the journal Nature Biotechnology.

11/14/2014 | 0 comments