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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.

Dorsey Honored at White House for Parkinson’s Work

URMC neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A. was honored today at the White House as one of seven “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to advocate for better treatments and a cure for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

3/23/2015 | 0 comments

Strike Three! Concussion Study Shows Slip in MLB Batting Performance

Major League Baseball players performed worse at the plate after returning to play following a concussion, compared to players who were rusty due to paternity or bereavement leave, a URMC study shows.

3/19/2015 | 0 comments

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