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Genomics Gives New Perspective on Chemotherapy Side Effects

Genomics Gives New Perspective on Chemotherapy Side Effects

Millions of cancer survivors are dealing with painful neuropathy or hearing loss as a result of chemotherapy, but genomics offers scientists a new opportunity to help them, according to a commentary published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute from a group led by Lois B. Travis, M.D.

3/18/2014 | 0 comments
Blood Test May Provide Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Risk

Blood Test May Provide Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study appearing in Nature Medicine points to a simple blood test that can predict who is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before the symptoms of the disease appear.  With this new tool, scientists may be able to develop a new generation of therapies that can head off the disease.

3/10/2014 | 0 comments
JAMA Surgery Study Highlights New Way to Predict Costly Readmissions

JAMA Surgery Study Highlights New Way to Predict Costly Readmissions

A new study found that the presence of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure. 

3/7/2014 | 0 comments
Using Cancer’s Fingerprint, UR Researchers Clinch a Diagnosis

Using Cancer’s Fingerprint, UR Researchers Clinch a Diagnosis

Rochester scientists are using a gene test to diagnose a difficult-to-detect form of bone marrow cancer – an example of how academic medical centers are applying new technology in ways that play to their strengths to achieve better patient care.

3/5/2014 | 0 comments
Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It?

Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It?

The use of testosterone to improve outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization is taking hold across the country, but data on its use is slim and mixed. A new study suggests that male hormones might actually be doing something good. 

3/5/2014 | 1 comment