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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.

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

A new animal model, which allows scientists to study human cells in the living brain, has shed new light on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a deadly brain infection found in people with compromised immune systems.

11/17/2014 | 0 comments

UR Cited as Top Medical Research University

The University of Rochester has been ranked number eight in nation on a list of the top 10 life sciences research universities by the journal Nature Biotechnology.

11/14/2014 | 0 comments

Day-long Wilmot Symposium Covers Cancer Biology, Latest Treatments (and whales!)

Exciting new studies of targeted cancer treatments, the amazing longevity of bowhead whales, and the changing roles of pathologists were among the topics covered at the 19th Annual Scientific Symposium sponsored by the Wilmot Cancer Institute on Nov. 13.

11/14/2014 | 0 comments

Medical Device Technologies Advance

Two University of Rochester technologies have made significant strides toward the market.  PharmAdva, a medical device manufacturer, is poised to enter the consumer market next year, and Raland Therapeutics is a finalist for the nation’s largest business ideas competition.

10/22/2014 | 0 comments

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

10/16/2014 | 0 comments