Monthly Archives: September 2019

A 9-letter word starting with C: After ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance, here’s a clue to her new hobby

BY AMBER SMITH Rachel Fabi, PhD, starts her day with a cup of coffee and The New York Times crossword puzzle. “It gets my brain working,” she says. In the evenings, she likes to attend trivia games, watch “Jeopardy!” or create … Continue reading

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Advice from the experts at Upstate about thong underwear, CBD and sunscreens

Q: What’s this I hear about sunscreen chemicals getting into my body? A: A recent study found that if you apply sunscreen under maximal conditions — frequently enough, using a high enough sun protection factor and covering adequate body surface area — some … Continue reading

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Scientists come to Upstate for in-depth opportunity to study ticks

BY AMBER SMITH Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, moved from Galveston, Texas, to Central New York for the ticks. So did five members of his lab, which is devoted to research on tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases. Recently they collected 115 ticks to … Continue reading

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On a mission to help: Doctor’s intensive-care skills help poor children with heart trouble in Peru

BY JIM HOWE A career spent caring for very sick children, plus some mechanical ingenuity, helped I. Federico Fernández Nievas, MD, when he accompanied a medical charity team to Peru. He joined about two dozen other medical professionals from around … Continue reading

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Rethinking schizophrenia: Researchers believe the digestive tract links to the brain disease

Editor’s note: This is one of three articles on Upstate’s “renegade researchers” — scientists who are providing new ways of looking at long-standing medical problems, including schizophrenia (detailed below), Kaposi sarcoma and hydrocephalus. BY DARRYL GEDDES A breakthrough study published … Continue reading

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Rethinking hydrocephalus: Neurosurgeon asks: Would a medication work better than surgery?

Editor’s note: This is one of three articles on Upstate’s “renegade researchers” — scientists who are providing new ways of looking at long-standing medical problems, including hydrocephalus (detailed below), Kaposi sarcoma and schizophrenia. BY AMBER SMITH Brain surgery to install … Continue reading

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TURNING TEN: New leader takes helm at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

BY AMBER SMITH When he completed his medical school applications, Greg Conners didn’t just say he wanted to become a doctor. He was one of four students in his class of 100 who knew the exact specialty for which they … Continue reading

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Golisano 10th anniversary quiz: Can you name these noted visitors to the children’s hospital?

Many special guests have boosted spirits by visiting patients at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital over the years. Here are clues about 10 of them as the hospital marks its 10th anniversary. (For answers, scroll down.) Yummy, yummy! This children’s … Continue reading

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Impressions on Upstate Golisano’s Children’s Hospital’s 10th anniversary

As the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 10 years of service in 2019, we asked a variety of people to share their impressions.  The above sketches of the speakers were created by Susan Keeter, assistant director of creative services in the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Kaposi sarcoma: Viral immunologist sees patient improve after treatment for inflammatory response

Editor’s note: This is one of three articles on Upstate’s “renegade researchers” — scientists who are providing new ways of looking at long-standing medical problems, including Kaposi sarcoma (detailed below), hydrocephalus and schizophrenia. BY AMBER SMITH Christine King, PhD, studied … Continue reading

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