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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 Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

The discovery of a new way that platelets get switched on after a heart attack or stroke may help inform the development of drugs that prevent dangerous clots in patients.

8/18/2015 | 0 comments

Digital Database Advances Heart Research; Boston Scientific Latest Co. to Access UR Resource

URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program is home to an electronic database of millions of ECG recordings that are used by companies and universities to test new ECG technologies and the safety of new drugs. Boston Scientific is the latest company to tap into this resource. 

7/30/2015 | 0 comments

ADHD Medications Pose Risk for Patients With Heart Disorder

ADHD medications, which are known to cause increased heart rate and blood pressure, pose an increased risk to patients with heart rhythm disorders, according to a team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

7/29/2015 | 0 comments

Weather Map Lookalike Tracks Heart Problems, not Sun or Snow

A U.S. patent has been issued for a tool invented at URMC that helps to identify people at high or low risk for heart attacks.

4/15/2015 | 0 comments

UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

Researchers from the University of Rochester are teaming up with scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University to study Inflammation, which plays a role in nine of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

11/20/2014 | 0 comments