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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.

Digital Database Advances Heart Research; Boston Scientific Latest Co. to Access UR Resource

URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program is home to an electronic database of millions of ECG recordings that are used by companies and universities to test new ECG technologies and the safety of new drugs. Boston Scientific is the latest company to tap into this resource. 

7/30/2015 | 0 comments

ADHD Medications Pose Risk for Patients With Heart Disorder

ADHD medications, which are known to cause increased heart rate and blood pressure, pose an increased risk to patients with heart rhythm disorders, according to a team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

7/29/2015 | 0 comments

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