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.
HIV-associated brain damage occurs extensively, even in patients who are taking otherwise effective traditional anti-HIV therapy. This is a result of potent cooperation between two types of special immunological cells within the brain called monocytes and platelets. A recent paper published by University researchers in the Journal of Immunology demonstrates the presence of these platelet-monocyte ‘teams’ in HIV infected individuals and how these teams lead to increased neuronal damage.
6/3/2014 | 2 comments
URMC scientist Jeffrey Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H., was at the White House today as President Obama picked up the national conversation on sports concussions.
5/29/2014 | 0 comments
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia affect both emotional and physical health of a person. They are amongst the most pressing adolescent health problems affecting our population. University researchers publish a timely update on these eating disorders.
5/21/2014 | 2 comments
Researchers believe that a drug for a group of rare, inherited heart rhythm disorders called Long QT syndromes could also help patients with much more common cardiac arrhythmias.
5/20/2014 | 0 comments
A new study sheds light on a relatively unknown problem in children and adolescents suffering from Down Syndrome: sleep disorders.
5/19/2014 | 1 comment