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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.

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

Obesity + Lead Exposure, Bad for the Bones

The combination of lead exposure and a high-fat diet are particularly hard on the bones and could result in a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a URMC study.

4/23/2015 | 0 comments

The Return of the House Call

An opinion piece appearing today in the Annals of Internal Medicine argues that – propelled by new technologies – medicine is on the verge of entering a new era of the “house call” that will return care to its patient-centered roots.

4/21/2015 | 2 comments