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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.

Dorsey Honored at White House for Parkinson’s Work

URMC neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.P.H. was honored today at the White House as one of seven “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to advocate for better treatments and a cure for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

3/23/2015 | 0 comments

Brain Swelling Source of Malaria’s Fatal Grip

Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, claiming a child’s life every minute.   New research, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, reveals why this preventable and treatable disease is often fatal

3/18/2015 | 0 comments

Neuroprotection for Parkinson’s Remains Elusive

While a new study shows that creatine does not slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, researchers remain committed to pursuing therapies that may help patients manage the symptoms of the disease for a longer period of time.

2/10/2015 | 2 comments

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

Two new studies suggest that fatty acids, genetics, and even coffee may influence whether or not mercury has a toxic effect on the brain.

1/21/2015 | 0 comments

Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

The brain’s unique process for removing waste may thwart efforts to create a blood test that can be used to quickly screen for brain injury.

1/13/2015 | 0 comments