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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.

Study Tracks Prevalence of Childhood Muscle Disease

A new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that approximately one in 5,000 young boys in the U.S. have Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, two of the more common inherited neuromuscular disorders.

2/23/2015 | 1 comment

Gene Editing Technology Holds Huge Potential

A new gene editing technology is taking the scientific community by storm and researchers at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute are the first to put the promising system to use in upstate New York.  

2/11/2015 | 0 comments

Neuroprotection for Parkinson’s Remains Elusive

While a new study shows that creatine does not slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, researchers remain committed to pursuing therapies that may help patients manage the symptoms of the disease for a longer period of time.

2/10/2015 | 2 comments

Decades of Research Yields FDA-Approved Imaging Technology

A 3D imaging system for diagnosing breast cancer that was invented at the URMC received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

2/5/2015 | 0 comments

For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Remission Does Not Always Mean Remission

Even if joint pain goes away, rheumatoid arthritis patients may need to stick to their medications. A new study suggests that inflammation and joint damage can persist in patients who appear to be in remission.

1/29/2015 | 0 comments