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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.

Gene Editing Technology Holds Huge Potential

A new gene editing technology is taking the scientific community by storm and researchers at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute are the first to put the promising system to use in upstate New York.  

2/11/2015 | 0 comments

Cardiovascular Research Institute Hosts International Conference on Gene Expression

Researchers from URMC’s Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) are hosting the International MADS Box Conference, a two-day meeting of world-renowned experts who will share their latest research related to MADS Box proteins, which control gene expression in virtually all cell types of complex life forms. 

7/9/2013 | 1 comment

Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Scientists believe they’ve figured out a way to suppress the growth of tumors by keeping DNA tightly packaged -- essentially burying some of the genes responsible for cancer. It’s a little like keeping the lid on the jack-in-the-box, said Willis Li, Ph.D., a professor of Medicine at UC San Diego, who did the work while in the Department of Biomedical Genetics at URMC.

6/6/2013 | 0 comments