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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.

U.S. Lead in Medical R&D Threatened

A new study out today in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that the U.S. may soon relinquish its title as global leader in medical innovation unless current trends, which have seen U.S. biomedical research funding fall in real terms by 16 percent since 2004, are reversed.

1/13/2015 | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Study Results Considered Revolutionary

A study led by the University of Rochester has landed on Neurology Today’s top ten list of the most revolutionary research of 2014. 

1/12/2015 | 0 comments

In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

A recent study shows that the amount of added sugar teen mothers consume during pregnancy affects the body composition of their babies. Previous research suggests that this could lead to long-term health problems like obesity, hypertension and diabetes.  

12/22/2014 | 1 comment

Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Researchers found that exposing very young mouse pups to low levels of bishphenol-A or BPA, a chemical compound that gives plastics their sturdy nature, can impair their brains’ adaptability. 

12/8/2014 | 2 comments

A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

New research shows how scientists were able to create a new animal model that is transforming our understanding of the biology of the human brain and creating new ways to study neurological disorders.

12/5/2014 | 0 comments