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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.

Brain’s Support Cells May Be Important Player in Schizophrenia

New research, backed with $6 million in funding from the NIH, will seek to understand the fundamental mechanisms of schizophrenia.

10/1/2014 | 0 comments

Finding New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

URMC is one of 11 research groups across the country chosen by the National Institutes of Health to join the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Network to develop much-needed new treatments for patients with these conditions. 

9/29/2014 | 0 comments

A New Drug for What Ails Kate Middleton?

Researchers are testing the effectiveness of a seizure drug in combating the intense nausea and vomiting that Duchess Kate and thousands of other pregnant women experience every year. 

9/11/2014 | 1 comment

Does Androgen Fuel Kidney Cancer, too?

For years the Urology laboratory of Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., has been studying the role of the androgen receptor (AR) in prostate, bladder, and liver cancer – and now Chang has discovered that AR plays a key role in promoting kidney cancer as well.

 

9/4/2014 | 0 comments

Researchers Spot New Neuromuscular Disorder

Two families from the U.S. and the U.K. have been determined to have a rare and previously unidentified inherited neuromuscular disorder.  The new disease is the result of a genetic mutation that disrupts communication between nerves and muscles.

9/4/2014 | 0 comments