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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.

Brain Swelling Source of Malaria’s Fatal Grip

Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, claiming a child’s life every minute.   New research, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, reveals why this preventable and treatable disease is often fatal

3/18/2015 | 0 comments

New Model Helps Scientists Study Mysterious Pain Condition that Prevents Women from Having Sex

Researchers have developed a new model to study vulvodynia, which triggers unexplained pain at the opening of the vagina and is the most common cause of intercourse pain in premenopausal women. They hope it will help identify potential treatments for the condition, which strains relationships and hinders or completely eliminates the ability to conceive because couples can’t have sex.   

2/27/2015 | 0 comments

Searching for a Job in Science? Turn to the CPD for Help

Alison Billroth-MacLurg, a six-year Ph.D. candidate in Deborah Fowell’s lab, is in the thick of planning her career and recently attended a one-day mini course to help basic scientists become more competitive in the job market.

2/26/2015 | 1 comment

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