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Tag: Department of Biomedical Genetics

‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

April 19, 2019

Rochester researchers have uncovered more evidence that the key to the “Fountain of Youth” may reside in a gene that is found to produce more potent proteins in species with longer lifespans.

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Three appointed to named professorships

Three appointed to named professorships

February 25, 2019

Thu Le, professor of medicine; Paula Vertino, professor of biomedical genetics; and David Herrmann, professor of neurology; have each been recently appointed to named professorships.

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Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

July 10, 2017

A new study may help explain the differences in severity in symptoms that many people with multiple sclerosis experience.

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Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

December 20, 2016

Researchers at the University’s Wilmot Cancer Institute and Roswell Park in Buffalo have discovered a possible new tool for predicting whether prostate cancer will reoccur following surgery based on the expression patterns of four genes.

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Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders

Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders

December 15, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a potential new means of treating lysosomal storage disorders, some of the most severe genetic diseases of childhood.

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Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

November 16, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.

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Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

Scientists discover stem cells capable of repairing skull, face bones

February 1, 2016

A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice—an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head.

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Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

October 16, 2014

Medical Center researchers have shown that male brains – at least in microscopic roundworms – will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead focus on finding a mate.

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Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

October 16, 2014

Male brains are wired to make them ignore food and look for a mate instead, according to new research. The study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre points to how subtle changes in the brain’s circuitry dictate differences in behaviour between males and females.

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Connections: Science Roundtable

Connections: Science Roundtable

October 6, 2014

We check in with the research world’s biggest star, the naked mole rat. What are we learning about the science of aging, and curing disease?

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