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October 2014

Scientists Identify Gene that Controls Clotting

Scientists Identify Gene that Controls Clotting

Researchers at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute have identified a gene that controls how our blood clots, an important biological process that requires a fine balance. 

Medical Device Technologies Advance

Medical Device Technologies Advance

Two University of Rochester technologies have made significant strides toward the market.  PharmAdva, a medical device manufacturer, is poised to enter the consumer market next year, and Raland Therapeutics is a finalist for the nation’s largest business ideas competition.

Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

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.

Food 0, Sex 1

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

Sepsis on the Rise: Researchers Receive $4 Million to Search for New Treatments

Sepsis on the Rise: Researchers Receive $4 Million to Search for New Treatments

Sepsis cases are rising with our aging population, yet there are no specific treatments to stop the syndrome. Scientists from the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences received $4 million from the National Institutes of Health to address this urgent need. 

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