Category Archives: research

Breast cancer research at Upstate: How do genes affect drugs that fight cancer?

Advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer begin in laboratories. Here’s a peek into one Upstate lab that received a grant this year from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund: How do genes affect drugs … Continue reading

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Breast cancer research at Upstate: Can we better protect bone from radiation therapy?

Advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer begin in laboratories. Here’s a peek into one lab at Upstate that received grants this year from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund: Can we better protect bone … Continue reading

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Breast cancer research at Upstate: What is the best way to restrict estrogen?

Advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer begin in laboratories. Here’s a peek into one Upstate lab that received grants this year from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund:  What is the best way to … Continue reading

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This issue of Upstate Health is brought to you by the number 5

Lots of important “fives” around Upstate these days, including: 5 years ago, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital opened its doors in a “treehouse” addition above Upstate University Hospital in downtown Syracuse. 5 members of KidzBop visited patients at the Upstate Golisano … Continue reading

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Autism identifiers: How to tell which babies are affected

Google “causes of autism,” and you get millions of hits — and a multitude of conjecture. Is a genetic predisposition to blame? Are environmental factors at play? Maternal or paternal age, perhaps? Some sort of pregnancy complication? A virus, or … Continue reading

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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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