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Epigenetics: A Promising Field, but Still a Ways from Helping Patients

Epigenetics: A Promising Field, but Still a Ways from Helping Patients

Epigenetics is a popular, yet still mysterious concept in health and medicine. Harold C. Smith, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics comments on the progress and future of epigenetics research in the journal Trends in Biochemical Sciences

6/6/2016
Antioxidants May Help Total Joint Replacements Last Longer

Antioxidants May Help Total Joint Replacements Last Longer

Researchers in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently showed that infusing antioxidants into the plastic surface of total joint replacements may protect surrounding bone, which could make the implants last longer.

5/24/2016
Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Scientists have identified a gene that is crucial for anesthetic preconditioning, a process used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to protect a patient’s heart while it is stopped and blood flow and oxygen delivery to the organ are reduced.

5/11/2016
Is It Time for New Strategies to Treat Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Is It Time for New Strategies to Treat Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

A new URMC study confirms that androgen deprivation therapy, which initially shrinks aggressive prostate tumors, is a double-edged sword that ultimately might fuel the spread of cancer.

4/27/2016
CTSI Incubator Fosters Collaboration on Treatment Targets, Biomarkers for Psoriatic Arthritis

CTSI Incubator Fosters Collaboration on Treatment Targets, Biomarkers for Psoriatic Arthritis

URMC researchers will explore a promising new biomarker - and possible drug target - for psoriatic arthritis under a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers credit previous funding from a CTSI Incubator award for their success in obtaining this grant. 

4/18/2016