Category Archives: research

Urge to smoke begins in utero

Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are four times more likely to begin smoking in adolescence. Scientists at Upstate recently showed that nicotine, the most addictive of more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco, modifies part of the brain … Continue reading

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What you need to know about medical marijuana

Lots of news coverage lately has been devoted to whether New York will legalize marijuana for medical use. Stepping away from the politics, here are some facts to consider: It can be used to: * reduce muscle spasms. “It will release … Continue reading

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Particle database featured in ‘Science is Art is Science’

Particles that we breathe leave fingerprints, of a sort, says Jerrold Abraham, MD, medical director of environmental and occupational pathology at Upstate. “Your lung retains some evidence of what you’ve inhaled over your life.” His lab has created an extensive … Continue reading

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Got a quarter? Looking for gems for the 2014 time capsule

Upstate is collecting items and suggestions for our 50th anniversary time capsule and, thanks to a recent discovery, we know what’s buried inside the time capsule pictured above. There are lots of papers (budget proposals, staff lists, course catalogs, route … Continue reading

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Participants needed for dengue fever vaccine trial

People between the ages of 18 and 45 and in good health are needed to participate in an Upstate Medical University clinical trial to test the effectiveness of an investigational vaccine against the four types of dengue virus. The trial … Continue reading

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Science is art is science is art is science

Wendy Kates, PhD, and colleagues from the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are studying schizophrenia. This image is derived from a type of magnetic resonance imaging known as diffusion tensor imaging. It depicts bundles of nerve fibers in the … Continue reading

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Researcher, students to collect international awards

The vice president for research and a nonprofit started by students to assist refugees will receive awards tonight from the International Center of Syracuse. The group’s annual awards dinner is tonight, Friday, Nov. 8 at Onondaga Community College, featuring cuisine from … Continue reading

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Learn about advances in the study of the brain

Three of the biggest names in brain sciences research visit the Upstate campus Monday, Oct. 21 and will give a lecture about how today’s research is leading to exciting new advances in prevention, treatment and cures for disorders of the … Continue reading

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Scientists walk, run and search for cures

Upstate pharmacologists Saeed Sheikh MD, PhD and Ying Huang MD, PhD (pictured with Carol M. Baldwin) were among close to 165 Upstate participants in the Carol M. Baldwin A Run for Their Life Oct. 13 at Syracuse University’s Manley Field … Continue reading

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