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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.

Researchers Pinpoint Brain’s Audiovisual Processing Center

A new study is helping scientists more precisely understand how the brain stitches together sensory information such as sound and images, insight that could shed new light on conditions such as Autism.

7/23/2015 | 0 comments

Prostate Cancer Metastasis Arises From Stem Cell Environment Near Tumor

A recent study by cancer researcher Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., provides additional proof of a concept he’s been investigating for years: that the environment surrounding a prostate tumor plays a major role in metastasis, and new treatments should be designed to target that environment as well as the tumor itself.

7/23/2015 | 0 comments

Pancreatic Cancer Group Backs Wilmot Research to Stop Metastasis

Scientists at the Wilmot Cancer Institute are working toward doubling the survival rates for pancreatic cancer by 2020—and to help achieve that goal the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network recently awarded $300,000.

 

6/18/2015 | 0 comments

Anti-stroke Drug May Combat Ear Infections

An anti-stroke drug called Vinpocetine may help treat ear infections, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of Rochester and Georgia State University. 

6/12/2015 | 0 comments

Is Telemedicine a Viable Alternative to Ambulance Ride and ER Visit?

New data suggests that telemedicine for older adults in independent and assisted living facilities decreases emergency room use and is a big hit among patients and families.

6/11/2015 | 0 comments