Category Archives: research

Measuring, treating a patient’s distress is part of shift in attitudes

Years ago, people believed a cancer diagnosis meant death. They were so ashamed of the disease that its name was mentioned only in whispers. Fast-forward 50 years. “Most people today say, ‘Well, I think maybe I’m going to be OK’ … Continue reading

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Collection of Upstate news and information in Physicians Practice magazine

Here are some of the news items about Upstate that are included in the January issue of Physicians Practice magazine. Click the magazine at left to view the digital issue. Several construction projects that are in the works at Upstate … Continue reading

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Upstate researchers seek participants for mental health study

Researchers from Upstate are seeking families to take part in a study of the genetic bases of some childhood behavioral and psychiatric disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. About the project: Most of the common disorders of this type are … Continue reading

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Upstate’s music man: His ‘prescriptions’ target stress

BY AMBER SMITH Patients answer many questions on the paperwork they complete prior to an interventional radiology appointment at Upstate. But when they arrive for a biopsy, catheter installation or other procedure, if their doctor is Mitchell Karmel, MD, patients … Continue reading

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Learning how the brain develops

  The cellular and molecular processes of cerebral cortex development are under study in the Upstate laboratory of Eric Olson, PhD, an associate professor of neuroscience and physiology. The cerebral cortex is the brain’s outer layer. Olson and Ryan O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Concussion experts assess head injury assessment tools

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 and other schools may participate in a study … Continue reading

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Solving a neurodegenerative mystery: Now that we know how cells die, can we halt their 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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Celiac disease can mimic a brain tumor

When an adolescent girl suffering from headaches and blurred vision seeks medical care, doctors may not immediately think of celiac disease as a cause — but the immune disorder should be a consideration. A pediatrician specializing in gastroenterology at Upstate … Continue reading

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Here’s how your brain can help improve Alzheimer’s diagnoses

The world’s largest Alzheimer’s research project is the brainchild of a neuroimaging professor at the University of California, San Francisco who graduated from Upstate in 1965. Michael Weiner, MD, hopes to monitor millions of people online in a long-term study … Continue reading

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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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