Category Archives: research

Upstate duo earn International Citizen Awards for research

An Upstate student and an instructor — Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero and Christina Lupone, MPH — were recognized for their involvement in research on infectious diseases. Both were awarded for their work at the International Center of Syracuse’s annual dinner, held on … Continue reading

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New drug for cystic fibrosis patients may reduce organ damage

Upstate patients with cystic fibrosis were part of the national clinical trial that led to approval of one of the first drugs designed to treat the underlying cause of the disease, an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and … Continue reading

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O’Hara’s Teal There’s a Cure: Ovarian cancer walk/run honors Upstate nurse

The annual run/walk that raises awareness for ovarian cancer changed its name to the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5K this year. It was a way to honor the woman who founded the event in 2008, and who … Continue reading

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Baldwin Fund receives award for exemplary support of biomedical research

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Exemplary Support of Biomedical Research was given to Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York. Below is a profile of the … Continue reading

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Will zinc be an element of future cancer treatment?

BY AMBER SMITH Cancer researchers for decades have focused their microscopes on the tissue where cancer is discovered, be it the lung, the breast, the skin or elsewhere. “Now we are learning it’s not so much where the cancer comes … Continue reading

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Special delivery: Upstate scientist seeks better way to deliver drugs to tumors

The most promising cancer drug can’t be effective if it cannot reach the cancer. Some researchers are trying to solve that problem by developing drug delivery vehicles that transport drugs into tumor cells without damaging healthy cells. Juntao Luo, PhD, … Continue reading

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Cancer symposium focused on consequences of the disease

Husband and wife cancer experts from New York City spoke at the 11th annual Upstate Cancer Center symposium this morning in Weiskotten Hall. James Holland, MD, (left) specializes in hematology and medical oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he also … Continue reading

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Patient with rare disease joins scientists at international symposium

Tracy Graham of Grandview, Ind., was diagnosed with Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome in 2013. The rare disorder—the condition has been reported in only about 400 families—affects the skin and lungs and raises the risk of kidney cancer. So when Tracy found out … Continue reading

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Research brings us closer to learning how to halt cell death

A project on which Xin Jie Chen, PhD, has been working for a decade provides insight into the physiological impact of mitochondrial dysfunction, which is associated with an increasing number of aging-related neuromuscular degenerative diseases. Chen is a professor of … Continue reading

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Collegiate athletes assist in concussion assessment study

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges, Syracuse University and other schools may participate in … Continue reading

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