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.
A recent study by University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry researchers published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry begins to unravel the relationship between metabolic syndrome, frailty and cognition. The authors found that having metabolic syndrome significantly increased the chances of becoming physically frailer and slower in cognitive abilities, such as slower in recalling something that happened half an hour ago.
6/4/2014 | 0 comments
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