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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.

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

Seeking new treatments for Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism. There is no cure, but scientists at the School of Medicine and Dentistry are joining the search for new and effective treatments.

6/8/2015 | 0 comments

Setting Goals at the End of Life

If one purpose of palliative care is to prevent suffering, then communication about what matters most to the patient is critical. A new study is the first to empirically confirm that conversations about goals are taking place, as they should be.

6/4/2015 | 0 comments

URMC Joins Nationwide Concussion Consortium

Jeffrey Bazarian, M.D., professor of Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology and Neurosurgery, has joined the largest sports concussion research project ever, a $30 million NCAA- U.S. Department of Defense Grand Alliance.

5/12/2015 | 0 comments