Category Archives: research

1970s discovery makes bones ‘light up like a Christmas tree’

If you’ve read or seen the teen romance, “The Fault in Our Stars,” you remember the moment that Gus tells his girlfriend about his cancer recurrence by explaining that he had had a bone scan that “lit up like a … Continue reading

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Are you getting too much calcium?

Getting enough calcium is important, to keep your bones healthy. But getting too much may increase your risk for developing kidney stones or calcium toxicity or mess up your body’s ability to absorb other minerals. Adults should ingest no more … Continue reading

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News, happenings around Upstate Medical University

You may recall that four runners from Upstate were invited to compete in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in London this summer for the 3.5-mile championship race. They sent a group post card – a cut-out of Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Low-wage jobs provide hardships, uncertainty

A study of low-wage workers in Syracuse reveals unstable and unpredictable work lives on many levels, says Jeanette Zoeckler, a public health project manager at Upstate’s CNY Occupational Health Clinical Centers. “Imagine working two or three jobs just to put … Continue reading

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Searching for ways to inhibit cancer

A protein called Hsp90, short for “heat shock protein-90,” acts as a chaperone or guardian of cancer cells, helping them grow and survive. This image shows the carefully folded parts of the protein, and the resulting pockets, which are occupied … Continue reading

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Clinical trial spotlight: lung cancer

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Which radiation therapy regimen is … Continue reading

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Which surgery provides best long-term outcome for kidney cancer?

Used to be, when surgery was recommended for kidney cancer, surgeons would remove an entire kidney. Now research shows patients fare better 10 years after surgery if the operation removes just the tumors. It makes for a trickier operation, but … Continue reading

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Science is Art is Science: A glimpse of research history

More than 175 years ago, the medical school faculty was conducting research to understand disease and search for cures. two years ago, Elinor Spring-Mills, PhD, was part of a group charged with studying and compiling Upstate’s long history of research … Continue reading

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Reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, new guidelines to reduce your risk of stroke include talking to your healthcare provider about taking an oral anticoagulant. Upstate neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD, is the lead author of the new guideline … Continue reading

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Struggling to conceive? Consider lubrication

Ask a question at an academic medical center, and you just may inspire research to get the answer. That is how andrology lab director Kazim Chohan, PhD, lit up the Internet recently with news that sexual lubricants may impede a … Continue reading

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