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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.

Seeking new treatments for Fragile X syndrome

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

Does Inducing Labor Lead to Autism?

Autism expert Susan Hyman, M.D., comments on a new study published in this week’s JAMA Pediatrics that found that children born to mothers who had labor induced or augmented were more likely to develop autism.

8/13/2013 | 0 comments

Fish Tale: Autism and Mercury Link Debunked

Pregnant mothers in the Seychelles consume fish on average 12 times a week.  Yet despite concerns regarding the risk to brain development posed by mercury found in fish, children in the Seychelles show no sign of adverse neurological effects, including autism.

7/23/2013 | 0 comments