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.
A new grant will allow UR researchers to focus on the basic mechanisms that apply to a broad spectrum of genetic and acquired heart rhythm disorders.
8/13/2014 | 0 comments
Researchers believe that a drug for a group of rare, inherited heart rhythm disorders called Long QT syndromes could also help patients with much more common cardiac arrhythmias.
5/20/2014 | 0 comments
A recent study reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology demonstrates a novel approach to curb heart failure that targets both the heart and the adrenal gland. The authors found that a drug compound called gallein blocks a molecular pathway responsible for the development of the disease. The pathway is present in the heart and the adrenal gland and stifling its activity in both places led to a healthier heart in a mouse model of heart failure.
5/12/2014 | 0 comments
Good news for patients with mild heart failure: A new study shows for the first time that cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D therapy) saves lives over the long term.
3/31/2014 | 0 comments
With a $2.9 million NIH grant, Rochester researchers will study a group of heart muscle disorders that account for up to 20 percent of cases of sudden death in young people.
2/5/2014 | 1 comment