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Stony Brook Study Links Aristolochic Acid to Urothelial Cancer

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Sep 06, 2013

Researchers at Stony Brook University in collaboration with colleagues at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine used DNA sequencing methods to make a new discovery: the direct causation of exposure to aristolochic acid (AA), which is found in a plant that’s been used in herbal remedies for thousands of years, in the development of urothelial cancer.

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Columbia Researchers Gain Insight on Age-Related Memory Loss

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Sep 03, 2013

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center recently conducted a study examining brains of a number of different ages donated by people who died without signs of neurologic disease. During the course of the investigation, researchers came to the conclusion that a certain hippocampus gene’s function deteriorates in older people. The researchers believe that age-related memory loss is distinct condition from Alzheimer’s or pre-Alzheimer’s, and that the condition may be treatable in the future.

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Stony Brook Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise in Clinical Trials

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Clinical trials were recently conducted and proved promising for a Lyme Disease vaccine developed by science researchers at Stony Brook University. The vaccine proved to produce a large number of antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, which causes Lyme Disease in Europe and the United States. Baxter International S.A., who worked with Stony Brook University researchers to develop the vaccine, conducted the clinical trials.

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