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.
Scientists at the Wilmot Cancer Institute are working toward doubling the survival rates for pancreatic cancer by 2020—and to help achieve that goal the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network recently awarded $300,000.
6/18/2015 | 0 comments
An anti-stroke drug called Vinpocetine may help treat ear infections, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of Rochester and Georgia State University.
6/12/2015 | 0 comments
New data suggests that telemedicine for older adults in independent and assisted living facilities decreases emergency room use and is a big hit among patients and families.
6/11/2015 | 0 comments
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
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