Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andei Seluanov have discovered one reason for the the increase in DNA damage as we age: the primary repair process begins to fail and is replaced by one that is less accurate.
The University of Rochester has received $3.7 million in federal funding to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer control and protection.
The grant was announced Friday by Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y. The funding supports the University of Rochester Cancer Center, which has been a part of the National Cancer Institutes Community Clinical Oncology Program.
The University of Rochester has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $4.5 million for cancer and heart research. The university is to get more than $3.7 million to fund cancer research projects through the National Cancer Institute, and $742,413 to further develop treatment of Long QT Syndrome Type 3, a disorder affecting the hearts electrical activity.
Investigation in mice shows that blocking the gene’s most important function can slow the disease and extend survival.
The event benefits patients of the fertility center’s Childbearing After Recovery (CARE) program.