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.
Despite guidelines to restrict blood transfusions, a wide variation in practice persists across New York State, resulting in complications such as infections and pneumonia, a URMC study concluded.
8/19/2015 | 0 comments
The discovery of a new way that platelets get switched on after a heart attack or stroke may help inform the development of drugs that prevent dangerous clots in patients.
8/18/2015 | 0 comments
A small number of testicular cancer patients—about 11 in 6,909—died of cardiovascular disease in their first year after diagnosis and treatment with chemotherapy, a statistic that’s noteworthy because the cancer itself is usually curable and tends to afflict young men, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute study.
8/4/2015 | 0 comments
URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program is home to an electronic database of millions of ECG recordings that are used by companies and universities to test new ECG technologies and the safety of new drugs. Boston Scientific is the latest company to tap into this resource.
7/30/2015 | 0 comments
ADHD medications, which are known to cause increased heart rate and blood pressure, pose an increased risk to patients with heart rhythm disorders, according to a team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
7/29/2015 | 0 comments