Category Archives: research

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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Steven Youngentob, PhD, receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities — was given to Steven L. Youngentob, PhD. Below is his biography, as it appears in the convocation … Continue reading

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Drug trial seeks patients with Alzheimer’s

Patients in a mild to moderate stage of Alzheimer’s disease are being sought for the clinical trial of a drug that aims to alter or delay memory loss. The drug, T-817MA, is being tested nationwide in a phase II, randomized, … Continue reading

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Seeking a cure for human blindness in a frog’s cells

Growing retinal cells in frogs may teach us how to do the same in humans, which could restore sight to those whose vision has been impaired. This image is a close-up section of a tadpole eye with the rod photoreceptor … Continue reading

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Numbers paint varied portrait of people, projects, events, history at Upstate

Words tell stories, but so can numbers. The eight below help illustrate the missions of Upstate Medical University – medical care, education and research – and reveal the institution’s dedication to the Syracuse community through charitable donations and its environmental … Continue reading

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Romance, murder, drugs make potent mix in nurse practitioner’s fast-paced mystery novels

When Tony Cerminaro started writing his mystery series, the nurse practitioner planned to draw on his medical background in the hematology/oncology department at Upstate University Hospital. He crafted the fictional doctor Hank Milson as a main character in his first … Continue reading

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When to be concerned about bladder cancer

A medical scan of your abdomen or pelvis may reveal more than what your doctor was looking for. Some specific features of your bladder could indicate cancer, even if you have no pain, bleeding or other symptoms. A follow-up is … Continue reading

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